The Baby Boomer Impact on Hospital Wheelchair Transportation

By 2050, more than 20% of the world’s population will be at least 60 years of age, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Physical activity levels tend to decline with age; only one third of 70-79-year-olds meet basic WHO guidelines for physical activity. Trends show the baby boomer generation will continue to have increasing health issues, age-related disabilities, diabetes, obesity, hypercholesterolemia

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The Healthy Value of Motion Seating in Extended Care

From rocking in a mother’s arms, to baby swings and playground swings, rocking chairs, and porch gliders, rocking is a comforting motion. Proven Effects of Motion Seating Studies at the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY, used Rocking Chair Therapy with Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients. Their research showed that seniors could literally rock away their anxiety and depression. The patients required

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300 Pounds Is the New 250 for Wheelchair Weight Limits

Uh-oh. The title says it all. We have a collective weight problem in the United States, and we’re not losing it any time soon. The impact of our nation’s expanding waistline is spilling over into the healthcare field, not just in terms of co-morbidity factors associated with excess weight, but also in terms of the equipment necessary to safely treat

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Safety Features to Look for When Selecting Your Extended Care Bed

There are many features to take into account when selecting an Extended Care bed, to keep the safety of your staff and residents in mind. Below are some factors that should play into your decision process when purchasing Extended Care beds. How High (or Low) Can You Go? Height travel range is important for several reasons.       You’ll

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4 Keys to Success in Planning Healthcare Seating

Comfort in care is the foundation for a standard of excellence in a healthcare environment.  With today’s reimbursement based on patient satisfaction, led by the HCAHPS Patient Satisfaction Survey, healthcare facilities need to ensure that patients are safe and comfortable from the time they are admitted until they are discharged. It’s important to start off a patient’s visit on the right note with

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From Entrance to Exit: LUMEX Clinical Care Recliners Provide Comfort During a Patient’s Journey

A wheelchair parked in the waiting room.  A stretcher stuck in the hallway.  How often are your patients left sitting in these places, waiting for care? We all know improvised seating isn’t the best option for ensuring comfort and safety, and it doesn’t make the waiting process any easier for your patients either. Today’s new world of reimbursement is based on

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