May 10-16: National Skilled Nursing Care Week — Sharing Their Wisdom in Time of Coronavirus

“Sharing Our Wisdom” is the 2020 theme for National Skilled Nursing Care Center Week¹. Given the current pandemic and the danger it poses to seniors, there is an even greater reason this year to share information and wisdom. By now, most centers should have procedures in place as the coronavirus pandemic continues to be a threat to seniors and others

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May 6-12: National Nurses Week — Following In The Footsteps of The Lady With The Lamp

Every Nurse Ought To Wash Her Hands Very Frequently Florence Nightingale During the Crimean war, Florence Nightingale led a team of nurses to a British base hospital. Shocked by the poor condition of the hospital, and by the care the patients were receiving, Ms. Nightingale set about righting the wrong, having the hospital cleaned from top to bottom. She became

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April is National Occupational Therapy Month — Honoring Occupational Therapists During COVID-19

“Occupational Therapy. Hopeless into hope. Can’t into can. Impossible into possible.” Valerie Pena As in every part of life right now, Occupational Therapists must rise to the challenge of doing the jobs they love amid the coronavirus pandemic. What is occupational therapy? What are the special challenges Occupational Therapists face in the current COVID-19 environment? According to The American Occupational

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Patient Safety Awareness Week: March 8-14

Safety isn’t expensive, it’s priceless unknown A patient goes into the hospital for an extended stay. Another person must go to a surgery center for outpatient surgery. The patient at home who is recovering or just wants to stay independent: What do all of these people have in common? Increased risk of injury during care. According to the World Health

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What’s YOUR New Year’s Resolution?

A New Year’s resolution is a tradition where a person decides to accomplish a personal goal, resolves to continue certain good practices, change an undesired trait or behavior, or do something different to improve their life or the lives of those around them. In this new year AND new decade, today’s DME providers are looking for ways to do something

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GF Health Products, Inc. is Proud to Introduce the Lumex Clinical Care Recliner, Wide, with Drop Arms

Caregiver and patient safety are paramount when treating patients. The Lumex Clinical Care Recliner, Wide, with Drop Arms (Model FR587WD) has a weight capacity of 450 pounds when evenly distributed. The innovative, easy-to-actuate Drop-Arm feature provides safer, easier lateral transfer for both patient and caregiver. The Lumex Clinical Care Recliner Wide with Drop Arms is ideal for use in: Dialysis

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Senior Living: How to Make your Resident’s Room Feel Like Home

Resident rooms in the Senior Living industry can easily become too “clinical”. With codes and regulations to comply with, it takes a creative mind to give that resident a room that feels warm and inviting. As designers, it is our job to put ourselves in the resident’s shoes and put together rooms that can turn the clinical atmosphere into a

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Basic American’s Diverse Design Capabilities — Have Your Cake And Eat It Too!

Let’s talk cake… I love cake. I mean, I really love it. But I don’t mean just any cake… I mean the good stuff. I am talking about a baked from scratch, seven-layer decadent chocolate cake from the bakery down the road. You know, the bakery that rolls out fresh chocolate croissants every morning and has the best coffee in

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Color: Helping Define Healthcare Products and Environments

Ask anyone their favorite color and you’ll get a hundred different answers. Color is one of the most subjective topics the world over. Color can make someone happy, reflective, and even calm someone down. Color can make a statement about who you are, how you’re feeling, and what you want to say. Colors can speak louder than words. At GF

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