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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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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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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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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Basic American Client Success Stories: The Crossing at Clarity Hospice

Note: The following is part of a series of Customer Success Stories we are sharing as encouragement and inspiration for current and future Basic American clients.  Learn more about our complimentary interior design services here.  We hope you enjoy this interview with Basic American Marketing Manager Nancy Prossick. We arrived at The Crossing at Clarity Hospice in Baton Rouge to discover a new facility with

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