Caregiver Essentials

  • Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer GOJO 1905-02

    Purell

    Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer Fruit Scent 1,200 mL Refill Bottle

    Prevent bacterial infections with the Purell® Advanced 70% Ethyl Alcohol 1,200-milliliter Hand Sanitizer Foam. Its alcohol-based formulation removes up to 99.99 percent of bacteria for cleaner hands. This Purell® Advanced hand sanitizer foam gently...

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  • HandClean Hand Sanitizer Emerson Healthcare 74460

    HandClean

    HandClean Hand Sanitizer Scented 8.45 oz. Bottle

    HandClean Hand Sanitizer is freshly scented with a moisturizing gel to keep skin soft and formulated with 70% alcohol to kill 99.99% of germs. This small compact bottle is perfect for at home or on the go!Hand Sanitizer Gel Alcohol based at 70% to kill...

    $3.99
  • McKesson Oral Thermometer Probe Cover McKesson Brand 18-D50

    McKesson

    McKesson Oral Thermometer Probe Cover, 50 per Box

    Oral Thermometer Probe Covers, manufactured by Mckesson, are disposable probe covers designed to create a safe environment for taking temperatures, reducing the risk of contamination by sharing a single thermometer. These Thermometer Probe Covers are...

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  • TemporalScanner Temporal Contact Thermometer Exergen 124275

    Exergen

    TemporalScanner Temporal Contact Thermometer 4 Seconds

    The standard TemporalScanner™ Contact Thermometer is calibrated to provide a true core temperature. This model allows the choice of using disposable covers, or cleaning between uses with a disinfectant wipe.Fast, safe, and comfortable for the user...

    $437.99
  • Purell Hand Sanitizing Wipe GOJO 9021-1M

    Purell

    Purell Hand Sanitizing Wipe Alcohol 1,000 Count Individual Packet

    Package Count: 1000. Practice proper hygiene with these Purell® Sanitizing Wipes 1,000 count. They contain a 62 percent alcohol formulation that sanitizes hands. The Purell® hand sanitizing wipes destroy 99.99 percent of disease-causing bacteria and...

    $59.99
  • Sani-Hands Hand Sanitizing Wipe Professional Disposables P71520

    PDI

    Sani-Hands Hand Sanitizing Wipe Resealable Pack with Aloe

    Keep hands clean and free of contaminants with these 5.5 x 8.4-inch Sani-Hands® Instant Hand Sanitizing Wipes. They thoroughly cleanse the skin, removing dirt, soil and other substances. Sani-Hands® hand sanitizing wipes are also saturated with a 70...

    Starting at $2.49
  • Purell Hand Sanitizing Wipe GOJO 9022-10

    Purell

    Purell Hand Sanitizing Wipe Alcohol 100 Count Individual Packet

    Practice proper hygiene with these Purell® Sanitizing Wipes. They contain a 62 percent alcohol formulation that sanitizes hands. The Purell® hand sanitizing wipes destroy 99.99 percent of disease-causing bacteria and germs, maintaining good hygiene. The...

    Starting at $8.89
  • degasa Hand Sanitizer Cypress 1830561

    degasa

    degasa Hand Sanitizer Lemon Lime Scent 16 oz. Bottle

    A pint bottle of ethyl alcohol-based hand sanitizer has a handy flip-top cap.70% ethyl alcohol hand sanitizer kills 99% of germs you come in contact with on a daily basis Lemon lime scent

    Starting at $6.49
  • Gentell Hand Sanitizer with Aloe Gentell GEN-41041

    Gentell

    Gentell Hand Sanitizer with Aloe Wild Berry Scent 4 oz. Bottle

    Wild berry scent Contains no triclosan Cleans and moistens hands with 8% more alcohol than the CDC mandates for instant hand sanitizers Formulated with Aloe Vera and vitamins A&D Refreshes skin while killing 99.99% of bacteria

    Starting at $2.49
  • McKesson Hand Sanitizer with Aloe McKesson Brand 53-29033-8.5

    McKesson

    McKesson Hand Sanitizer with Aloe Spring Water Scent 8.5 oz. Pump Bottle

    McKesson Foaming Hand Sanitizer works instantly to kill 99.9% of all harmful bacteria that can cause illness. No need for water or towels. Rich, foaming lather contains aloe and vitamin E to additionally soothe and keep the skin soft without any sticky...

    Starting at $5.99

Caregiver Essentials

There’s no manual for being a caregiver — at least not if you’re caring for someone close to you. Your needs as a caregiver will be as unique as the person you’re caring for and may vary from day to day. There are, however, some essential items that most caregivers should have on hand.

Everyday Items

You might not think of it as a caregiving tool, but your smartphone can literally be a lifesaver — just make sure that a charger is part of your kit. Other everyday items every carer should have are an address book or contact list with important numbers like healthcare providers and a pocket calendar or planner for writing down appointments.

Medication and Related Items

Keep a list of all medications your patient is taking so you have it handy for medical professionals. If the list is long, consider printing it out and keeping several copies on hand. A medication schedule/checklist can also be helpful, as can a pill organizer.

Everyday Items

You might not think of it as a caregiving tool, but your smartphone can literally be a lifesaver — just make sure that a charger is part of your kit. Other everyday items every carer should have are an address book or contact list with important numbers like healthcare providers and a pocket calendar or planner for writing down appointments.

Vitals Kit

While it might not be part of your routine, there may be situations where taking vitals might be helpful or even essential. Keeping the basics such as a thermometer, blood pressure monitor, stethoscope, and pulse oximeter in your medicine chest is a wise idea.
And, of course, if the person you’re caring for has diabetes, a glucose monitoring system is necessary. If your vitals kit includes a mercury thermometer, be sure to include a mercury spill kit in case of breakage.

Protective and Sanitizing Equipment

PPE, gowns, hand sanitizer, wipes — both disinfectant and personal care types — belong in every caregiver’s tool kit. Travel-sized bottles of hand sanitizer can be comfortably carried in a pocket or purse, or opt for a countertop pump bottle. If you are using sanitizer many times during the day, you might consider installing a refillable dispenser.

First Aid Kit

Every household should own a first aid kit. First aid kits typically contain antiseptic wipes, bandages and gauze pads, medical tape, antibiotic ointment, burn cream, eyewash, and other items you may need to treat minor wounds. Make sure you know where your first aid kit is located, and restock any items that get used.

Incontinence Products

While not every caregiver will need them, staying well-stocked is a must if you’re caring for someone who is incontinent or who has the occasional accident. So ensure that you have on hand not only their preferred product, such as disposable underwear, but also a change of clothes, bed protectors, and a change of bedding.

Rinse-Free Personal Care Items

Even if the person you’re caring for is capable of bathing, there may be days when they — or you — are simply not up to the task of a bath or a shower. On days like these, dry shampoos, leave-in conditioners, and rinse-free body wash are a great way to keep up with personal hygiene without the physical stress of getting into and out of the shower or tub.
Being a caregiver is rewarding but can be overwhelming, too. Having the right tools in your caregiving toolkit can reduce the stress involved in this challenging relationship. For all your caregiver essentials, visit SimplyMedical today.