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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Graham-Field Introduces 10 NEW Zenith and Matrix Beds

Atlanta, Georgia, April 1, 2017: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Graham-Field Introduces 10 NEW Zenith and Matrix Beds from Basic American Medical Products® GF Health Products, Inc. (“Graham-Field”) is proud to introduce the Matrix4100 / 4100APS, Matrix5100 / 5100APS, Matrix6100 / 6100APS, Zenith7100 / 7100APS, and Zenith9100 / 9100APS extended care bed models. In addition to many of the patented features found

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Happy New Year! First Resolution … Let’s Exercise!

When we make new year resolutions, we are seeking happiness, health, well-being, and new beginnings. First come the Holidays, followed by the end of December, then the beginning of January, and … here we go again, trying to set a goal for regular exercise, always the first resolution for a healthier beginning. Establishing the routine and finding the discipline to stick to it have always been the

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Aging Solo: A Growing Retirement Trend with Opportunities for Support

As the silver tsunami of Baby Boomers hits retirement age, more and more of them are aging in place without a significant other or children to assist with their needs or care. The Washington Post reports, “Indeed, 25 million men and women — a whopping one-third of all 75 million baby boomers turning 52 to 70 this year — are doing

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Fancy Furnishings: 5 Things to Consider in Choosing Senior Living Furniture

Careful thought and planning go into making your senior residents feel comfortable in your extended care facility. Your residents want to feel good in their home away from home. Here are a few things to consider to help senior residents feel more at ease in your care setting.  A key objective of designing senior living space is to make the environment feel residential. But you can’t

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Need A Lift? Put Safety First in Your Extended Care Setting

Need A Lift? Most days, you probably do if you work in an extended care facility or assisted living environment, especially if you are helping people with mobility issues to transfer or perform other motions. If that’s the case, you do need a lift, so  you don’t hurt them or yourself. According to the US Department of Labor, one major source of

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Preventing Pressure Injury: Key Risk Areas to Address

Pressure is a part of everyday life. I’m not talking about the pressure of bills, traffic, or your boss, but the continuous physical force exerted upon us by our bodies when we sit or lie in one position for too long. This is the pressure that can lead to painful, costly wounds, depending on age and affliction, or if we are unable

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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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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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Color plays an important role in the tone and comfort of your extended care environment. See the soothing factors that color provides above in this renovation project we recently completed.

Color Trends to Consider for Your Healthcare Facility

Color trends begin in high fashion, then move on to interiors. They take off from the runway to a residential setting, then on to hospitality and extended care. Our interior design experts at Basic American are well-versed in the psychology of color, and share the subtle effects that color has on your healthcare environment below. The Psychology of Color Daring and bold, red is

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