Choosing the Right Bathroom Safety Product For Your Toilet

So you have come to the realization that you need a toilet safety product installed to ease bathroom access or help prevent a fall. Great choice! Studies show that more than 234,000 injuries related to bathroom incidents are reported in the Emergency Room each year. Many risks increase with age. You are three times more likely to be injured in the

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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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Medical Tourism — The Globetrotting Patient

What is Medical Tourism? Medical Tourism is the movement of persons across international borders seeking medical, dental, or surgical care. Growing globalization has been one of the main igniters of medical tourism. Increasingly sophisticated technology in developing nations, combined with low air fare, makes international travel for medical attention not only possible but an attractive option. Why are people traveling, and where

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Women Do Things Better!

Add “Live Longer” to the list of things that women do better than men. Sorry, men, but research and reports on the life expectancy in the United States have always shown, and continue to show, that women can expect to live at least five years longer than men. And this is true not only in the United States, but throughout the world. Why

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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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Millennials and Baby Boomers: What’s the Difference?

Actually, quite a bit. While the Congress and the President debate the direction of healthcare, their primary attention is on the Baby Boomer Generation, i.e., those people born between the years 1946 and 1964. And for all the right reasons. Every day, this group is spending and consuming more healthcare dollars than ever before. However, a funny thing has recently

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Graham-Field Visits Mercy Ships in Benin

GF Health Products, Inc. (“Graham-Field”) CEO Ken Spett traveled to Cotonou, Benin, Africa to visit the Africa Mercy ship. Graham-Field, a proud sponsor of Mercy Ships, has provided medical equipment to support surgical care aboard the ship. Created in 1978 by Don Stephens, Mercy Ships is an international charity that delivers free, world-class healthcare to medically-underserved nations worldwide. “a sailing hospital. a vessel of hope.”

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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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