Basic American Medical Products — Just Part of the Family

Most people think of extended care beds such as Zenith and Matrix when they hear Basic American Medical Products®. Manufacturer of the last domestically-produced long term care bed, Basic American has come to stand for quality American-made products at an affordable price. However, there is more to their product offering than just beds. GF Health Products, Inc. (“Graham-Field”) is proud

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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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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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Select These 5 Design Factors in a Good Healthcare Mattress

When choosing a mattress (Therapeutic Support Surface) for medical purposes, whether at home or in a facility, there are a few key functions and features to consider. Comfort For starters, though very subjective, you should definitely consider comfort. Just like the mattress you sleep on every night in your home, the medical mattress’s main purpose is to provide a consistently

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