The Rehab Shower Commode — Improving The Quality of Life

According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC), approximately 17,000 new Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI) occur every year.¹ Estimates are that in 2016, approximately 282,000 people in the United States were living with SCI. Statistics also show that approximately 81% of spinal cord injuries have occurred in males, with the main causes being 1) vehicular crashes, 2) falls, and 3) acts of violence (typically

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What is Chronic Pain? … And How Should I Treat It?

What is Chronic Pain? According to the American Chronic Pain Association, Chronic Pain can be described as ongoing or recurrent pain, lasting beyond the usual course of acute illness or injury.¹ Approximately 76.2 million Americans have suffered from pain that lasts longer than 24 hours. Unfortunately, a notable risk factor for the development of chronic pain is age. A study

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GF Health Products, Inc. Introduces the Grafco® GF-DF5 Premium Dual Function Stimulator

Atlanta, Georgia, June 20, 2017: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: GF Health Products, Inc. Introduces the Grafco® GF-DF5 Premium Dual Function Stimulator GF Health Products, Inc. (“Graham-Field”) is proud to introduce the newest unit in the GF Pain Management Line — the Grafco Premium Dual Function Stimulator. The Premium Dual-Function Stimulator is a battery-operated, electrical stimulation device with both TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical

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Choosing the Right Bathroom Safety Product For Your Toilet

So you have come to the realization that you need a toilet safety product installed to ease bathroom access or help prevent a fall. Great choice! Studies show that more than 234,000 injuries related to bathroom incidents are reported in the Emergency Room each year. Many risks increase with age. You are three times more likely to be injured in the

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Digital Electronics Meet Extended Care Beds

It’s a smart move to use smart technology electronics. Technology has an impact on how we operate every day. What’s Important about Beds in an Extended Care Facility? Reliability Reliability is imperative. Caregivers have too many other things to worry about; bed functionality shouldn’t add to their list of concerns. Digital bed electronics produce consistent results every time, while analog electronic

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Medical Tourism — The Globetrotting Patient

What is Medical Tourism? Medical Tourism is the movement of persons across international borders seeking medical, dental, or surgical care. Growing globalization has been one of the main igniters of medical tourism. Increasingly sophisticated technology in developing nations, combined with low air fare, makes international travel for medical attention not only possible but an attractive option. Why are people traveling, and where

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Choosing a Healthcare Mattress: How to Decide?

Given all the choices in the support surface market, choosing the right mattress for your home or facility can be a difficult decision. This decision can be made easier by clearly defining the needs of you, your loved one, or your residents. What Does Your Resident Need? When shopping for healthcare mattresses, be sure to consider these questions ahead of time to ensure the best choice.

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Graham-Field Visits Mercy Ships in Benin

GF Health Products, Inc. (“Graham-Field”) CEO Ken Spett traveled to Cotonou, Benin, Africa to visit the Africa Mercy ship. Graham-Field, a proud sponsor of Mercy Ships, has provided medical equipment to support surgical care aboard the ship. Created in 1978 by Don Stephens, Mercy Ships is an international charity that delivers free, world-class healthcare to medically-underserved nations worldwide. “a sailing hospital. a vessel of hope.”

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Act Now! Develop a Fall Prevention and Protection Program

Whether caring for a patient at home or in a facility, fall prevention, and protection can be a major challenge. Patients with higher risk factors such as lower body muscle weakness, balance or vision issues, and memory disorders require intervention to minimize the risk of injury from falling. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 800,000

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