The city of Colorado Springs is a widely spread city with lots of room to roam and many different things to do and see. We want to make sure you can explore this city that was named as the #1 best big city in Money Magazine's 2006 "Best Places to Live" list, so we offer some of our best portable oxygen concentrators for rent.
Maybe you've been getting your exercise outside during the spring, summer and fall, but you want to continue during the snow covered months of the year. How does one get their outdoor activity when there are inches of snow on the ground? Snowshoeing, of course. Vail Valley resort is a safe and beautiful place to take your snowshoeing adventure, and gently get your blood pumping and some fresh, brisk air in your lungs.
If you're an oxygen user like Erik, you'll need to take some precautions and do a little extra planning if you want to go snowshoeing in this beautiful resort. You'll have plenty of ground to cover, and you won't want to wander out without having put some thought into your day. Vail is Erik's favorite place to go snowshoeing, and he share some of his advice on doing it while using a portable oxygen concentrator.
If you're looking for plenty of fun things to do in the great outdoors, look no further than the great adventures that can be had in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. You don't even need to be the outdoorsy type per say, to appreciate your time in what has been dubbed “America's Most Fun Town”. This place certainly lives up to its nickname, and if you use oxygen therapy on a regular basis, you can have just as much fun.
One such oxygen therapy patient is Gloria P. of Aspen, Colorado, which is a little less than an hour away driving distance from Glenwood Springs. Gloria loves visiting Glenwood Springs, and has been there on numerous occasions, so she's our tour guide and oxygen therapy advice giver for using a portable oxygen concentrator while having fun in America's Most Fun Town.
One of the things I've always wanted to do, among my very long bucket list of amazing places to visit n my life, was to hike the trails of Pike's Peak. I had read so much about this place and saw all the beautiful pictures, and I couldn't wait to go.
I've been to a few great places already when I was younger, but Pike's Peak kept getting put off for this reason and that reason. Life throws you curve balls and you have to deal with them, and your dreams have to get pushed to the side for a while.
One of those curve balls hit me pretty hard when I was 49 – that's 4 years ago already. I was diagnosed with COPD and had to start oxygen therapy to get my blood oxygen level back up to where it's supposed to be. I was pretty upset when I heard this news, but I also didn't know much about it yet.
The beautiful mountain ranges of Colorado beg to be hiked, traveled through and camped. It's an experience many avid hikers, mountain climbs and active travelers all agree should be enjoyed at least once. It feels as though you're taking a total break from civilization, which is usually much needed in this fast-paced and stressful day and age.
If you have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or other type of lung or cardiovascular disease, you shouldn't have to miss out on this wonderful outdoor travel experience. For one thing, the fresh mountain would be great for you, as long as you can get enough oxygen. Portable oxygen concentrators have been made to be taken virtually anywhere, and hiking with oxygen in the Colorado mountains is no exception.
Colorado is a beautiful state and is known for its breathtaking mountain scenery and great skiing getaways. If you've ever thought about visiting one of Colorado's mountain towns, such as Aspen, Copper Mountain, Vail, Steamboat Springs and Breckenridge, you can look forward to some great adventures in one of the most picturesque places in the country. If you need to use oxygen therapy while you're here, you will be well taken care of with American Medical's convenient oxygen concentrator rentals and services.
Many people who have visited Colorado from other places might notice one thing about the place, even if it's not as apparent as its beauty. With an altitude as high as it is over most of the state, you can be effected by such a difference in altitude, if you're from a place that is closer to sea level. Even at an altitude of 9,602, such as Breckenridge, you can be physically effected by the change if you're used to living in a place like Ohio if you are otherwise completely healthy. If you have a chronic lung condition like Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), this can end up being a bigger problem.
Littleton, Colorado is a small town suburban paradise, with quick and easy access to Denver. This is a great place to live and visit, especially if you like to live in a quiet suburb, but you still like to be able to get to the bright lights and excitement of a major city for some adventure. This area really has the best of everything – a nice place to live, a cool place to shop and explore, and beautiful surrounding landscapes and outdoor retreats. We won't want you to miss out on any of this because of your oxygen therapy needs, which is why we make it so easy and convenient to rent one of our top brand portable oxygen concentrators.
If you are traveling by airplane from somewhere else in the country, it's likely that you will be visiting Denver first, and then driving to Littleton. Littleton is only about 20 minutes away from Denver, depending on the traffic, and you already likely have plenty of battery power to make the trip, and then some, without having to hook up your DC charger to the car's battery.
If you've come to Denver for some big city fun, you will want to swing into a nearby little town called Parker, for an easy going but still interesting fun before you go. In 2011, Parker, CO was number 29 on CNN Money's “Best Places to Live”, and for good reason. It's still considered a small town, and has the best of both worlds – great cultural destinations with some natural beauty and plenty of outdoor fun to be had. You might just like it so much that you will never want to leave. With one of our affordable portable oxygen concentrator rental packages, you can plan on sticking around for as long as you want.
If you are traveling from Denver to Parker, it will only take you about 25 minutes by car, depending on traffic. That won't be a big deal – just make sure you have a fully-charged battery for your portable oxygen concentrator rental, just in case you get stuck in traffic on the way there. It's most likely that even if you are flying here to specifically visit friends or family in Parker, that you will be flying into Denver and then driving to Parker.
If you're in the Denver area and feel like venturing out to the other towns nearby, Aurora has some different things to see and do if you have a lot of stuff on your travel bucket list. Smaller cities shouldn't be counted out, since these places can hold a lot of interesting and obscure things that you won't find anywhere else. Aurora is good for this, as well as for see the surrounding area for some outdoor fun and fresh air. We can help you meet your oxygen therapy needs every step of the way with one of our dependable and affordable portable oxygen concentrator rentals.
If you're having concerns about or if you are intimidated by the thought of traveling by airplane with a portable oxygen concentrator, we are here to help answer your questions. Your rental package and all of its batteries and other accessories, including the bag and/or cart used to move it around, will not be counted as part of your carry on limit. Also, all of our portable rentals are approved by the Federal Aviation Administration to be taken aboard a passenger airplane.
John More our Customer Service Manager had the pleasure of attending the first annual Thomas L. Petty M.D. Western Colorado Lung Health Conference held in Grand Junction, Colorado on September 29, 2012. The participants heard wonderful talks from the following speakers. Louise Nett RN, RRT, FAARC explained why the conference was named after Dr. Petty and explained some of the research Dr. Petty did which helped the medical community to understand the benefits of supplemental oxygen for lung disorder patients.
John Goodman BS, RRT explained the improvements in how oxygen is delivered to patients. John just lost his Mother recently and told a wonderful story about his niece surviving a double lung transplant. Dr. Joel Bechtel did a wonderful speech helping the participants to understand what lung disease is and how they can better live with lung disease. Dr. Bechtel spoke about a trip he made to India and an article he had published with a number of doctors from India for the International Journal of COPD.