Let’s Celebrate National Senior Health & Fitness Day®

For Informational Purposes Only May 31, 2017, is the 24th annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day®.The common goal for this day: to help keep older Americans healthy and fit. Between 2014 and 2050, the world population over 60 years of age will nearly double from 12% to 22%. This year the theme of World Health Day by the WHO

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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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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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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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