Friday, September 26, 2014

September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month


PRODUCT OF THE MONTH:  
Chemocozy - 
Think Happy!

  • Micro fleece fabric inside and out keeps patients warm and cozy
  • Concealed plastic zippers allow easy access to ports and PICC sites
  • Openings provide nurses with the ability to treat patients without disrobing
  • A zippered chest pocket offers convenient storage of portable devics


10% off Chemocozy now through 10/31!!


Mary's Story

When Mary was diagnosed with cancer she was 23 years old. As soon as she heard the C word she went into panic mode.  After 10 years as a cancer survivor in remission, her advice is to stay positive and focused on achieving goals that you set for yourself. Take your treatments and milestones one step at a time.
When we met Mary she was looking for ways to take the institutionalism out the picture. She wanted her life to be as normal as possible. It was very hard to find ways to make life at home as well as at the hospital during treatment sessions normal again.

One of the first things we were able to do for her is offer her a hand crafted hard wood head board and footboard that slid over the metal ones that were connected to her hospital bed at home. We then provided Mary with beautiful linen with bright and colorful patterns that were made to fit the extra long twin size mattress that was on her hospital bed. What a transformation to her room and her attitude toward her illness!

The treatment itself was making eating difficult. With the nausea and the loss of appetite Mary became very weak and lost quite a bit of weight. She still wanted to maintain her dignity and independence while doing basic things like going to the bathroom.

To help her through this difficult period we provided Mary with a beautifully painted cane to help her keep her balance, and we installed some bathroom safety features in her bathroom to keep her safe from falls in and out of the tub and shower and while using the sink.

Mary's treatment has included both radical surgeries and very extensive chemotherapy. Chemotherapy was the thing that Mary was dreading the most. She didn't want to lose her hair and she didn't want to throw up incessantly. She went out and bought a really gorgeous wig so she would be ready if she lost her hair. The doctors helped get her Zofran dosing right and that really helped with the nausea and vomiting. A group of friends all pitched in and threw her a pre chemo party. It was great - the rules were you had to wear a wig or shave your head. And of course bring a covered dish. The look on her face when she saw everyone wearing a wig or with their newly shaved heads was priceless! The party really brightened  Mary's spirits. This was really important before starting chemo. As we all know, attitude is everything. At the party, her friends gave her a Chemocozy.  It is a fleece jacket that looks like a designer fleece jacket, but has plastic zippers to allow the nurses access to the port, PICC or peripheral line. Mary wore the jacket every time she got her Chemo infusion.  It really did help her keep warm, but more importantly it helped her remember she has friends and family who love her.  


PRODUCTS WE CARRY

FASHION 
CANES


These beautiful painted canes will help you regain your balance with a touch of your own personal style!

BEDSIDE TABLE & HEADBOARD AND FOOTBOARD

Feel right at home with these hand crafted wood hospital bed accessories for your bedroom!

TRANSFER 
BENCH


Gain more stability getting in and out of the shower! Slip-resistant rubber tips for added bath safety and stability. 
Resources for Support and Education

Bald So Hard - Inspiring Parody

Check out this inspiring video made by a cancer patient and our friends at CHOP!


Cancer patient nails J-Z rap parody!

Help raise awareness of pediatric cancer by clicking this link

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Enteral feeding

When your child needs a feeding tube it can be a kick to the gut.  It is a basic human need to be able to feed and nourish your child.   When we are not able to accomplish that without the help of a feeding tube it can be disappointing.   However, what I really want to bring your attention to is the fact that you are giving your child the nourishment they need to reach their health potential.  You should be applauded for that dedication and love.  I'd like to let you in on a little secret as well.  Once you get started with enteral feeding you will have confidence in how much nutrition your child is actually getting.  You won't be wondering how much nutrition they are getting with the tiny amounts of food or formula you were trying to get the baby or child to take in.   There is some peace in that knowledge. 

If your baby or child gets tube feeds, there are products that make it more enjoyable.  The NBN Medical Boutique has Pump Packs that are adorable.  Sometimes having a back pack that is cute and fun makes life a little more enjoyable.  Plus, it looks less medical and more like something a kid would want to carry with them. 


We have pump packs for both the Infinity and Joey feeding pumps.  Come to the Boutique and see what else we have that may be of interest! 

Monday, June 23, 2014

Bathroom Safety Tips



·        Place grabs bars on the shower or tub to make getting in and out of the shower easier. 

·        Use night lights or motion sensing lights in the bathroom to prevent tripping or falling when using the bathroom at night. 

·        Use a raised toilet seat, grab bars, or raised toilet rails to make getting on and off the potty easier.

·        Install textured flooring to eliminate the need for bath mats which can be tripping hazard. 

·        Place non slip strips or mat in the tub or shower

·        Use a bath chair or transfer bench. 

·        Install a walk in tub. 

·        Make sure towels, shampoo, soap are easily accessible whether standing or sitting in the bath chair. 

·        To avoid burns, turn your water heater to 120 degrees or below. 

·        Install an alerting system to be able to get help in case of an emergency. 

 Products in NBN Medical Boutique to help with bathroom safety:

Bath chairs – standard and bariatric sizes available

Transfer bench

Grab bars – suction cup that can be installed by anyone and useful for people up to 250lbs.

Pivot poles (go between the toilet and tub) 

Motion sensing lights

Raised toilet seats

Over the toilet commode

Life alert




 
 
Come and visit us for free consultation on how we can help you make your home as safe as possible!  2 Pin Oak Lane, Unit 250, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003.  856-669-0211. 

 

Friday, June 6, 2014

NuFoot

Are you looking for comfortable no-slip indoor footwear? Come in and check out our NuFoot selection! We have a great selection of styles and colors for both men and women!

Seat Lift Chairs

We have plenty of seat Lift Chairs in stock they make a great FATHERS DAY GIFT !!
Come check us Out!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Types of Items We Carry

  • Compression Stockings:  fashion socks and stockings for men and women
  • Daily Living Aids: reachers, dressing aids
  • Bath Safety Items: bath chairs, grab bars
  • Mobility Items: lift chairs, canes, couch canes, rollators, walkers, scooters
  • Pain Management: Wee Touch Tens units, Biofreeze
  • Pediatric Boutique: Buzzy (pain free shots), games promoting fine motor skills, seamless socks
  • Fashion Bedding for hospital beds
  • Nursing and Caregiver Clinical Tools: stethoscopes, BP cuffs, scissors, nursing bags, finger tip pulse oxygen
  • Couture Oxygen Bags
  • CPAP Accessories
  • Fleece Jackets for chemo patients, adults and children
The NBN Medical Boutique was designed to provide a full line of Daily Living Aids and Mobility items to enhance your wellness and quality of life at home. We offer a range of products for adults with the goal of maintaining their independence and home safety. We also carry products for clinicians that are unique and useful, and products for children that are educational and fun. Our buyers have chosen the highest quality products that will elevate your health potential. Our purpose is to be a resource for our families to make their lives easier.