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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Technological Transfer: Equipment Designed to Help You and Your Patient

Stand-Pivot-Sit … three simple words but very difficult motions to make if you’ve had a stroke, hip replacement, or simply suffer from balance issues. The acts of standing, pivoting and sitting are the basic mechanics of moving from one seated position to another. These motions represent a major challenge if you cannot easily flex your knees or hips or do

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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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7 Simple Tips to Get an Accurate Blood Pressure Reading

Approximately one-third of US adults have hypertension, and more than two-thirds of this group are unaware they are affected. Uncontrolled high blood pressure is sometimes called “the silent killer” because high blood pressure frequently harms the body without causing visible symptoms. Left untreated, high blood pressure can lead to stroke, kidney damage, vision loss, memory loss, fluid in the lungs, angina, erectile dysfunction, peripheral artery disease, and damage to

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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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