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Wheelchair washer

Wheelchair washer – Maintenance And Housekeeping With simple one-button operation, the Medco multipurpose wheelchair washer can clean and sanitize two wheelchairs in five minutes. It can also be used to wash commode chairs, shower chairs, carts, window screens, etc. It is designed with an OSHA-approved safety door handle. Made of all stainless steel, the Medco […]

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Nursing assistants: a national organization emerges

Nursing assistants: a national organization emerges Genevieve Gipson How Career Nurse Assistants’ Programs is spreading the word about these vital workers As nurse assistants emerge as important and valued healthcare workers, so is Career Nurse Assistants’ Programs, Inc. (CNAP) emerging as a strong advocate for, by and with them. CNAP, a non-profit educational organization based […]

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Integrated modular software

Integrated modular software Advanced Answers on Demand, Inc. (AAOD), offers integrated software designed to meet the needs and requirements of the long-term healthcare industry. It has 44 integrated modules, including financial, HR, clinical, and operational applications. Recently, a Point-Of-Sale Solution and a Time and Attendance Solution were added to Elite Ver 1.0. MDS filing, RUGs […]

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Advances in pressure relief and reduction – treatment of pressure ulcers in nursing home patients

Advances in pressure relief and reduction – treatment of pressure ulcers in nursing home patients – Nursing Home Technology David Patterson Choosing a bed surface for a low- or no-mobility resident who is experiencing or at-risk of pressure ulcers has become complicated — and that’s good news. The past two decades have seen the development […]

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examining the power of touch on pain, anxiety, and strength building

Massage therapy for elder residents: examining the power of touch on pain, anxiety, and strength building Jessica Trombley Chronic pain in the elderly is usually treated with drug therapy. However, alternative therapies have become more widely accepted. One example is massage therapy, which has made progress in aiding drug therapy, and in some cases replacing […]

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Nurse Shortage Catches Congress’s Attention

Nurse Shortage Catches Congress’s Attention – Brief Article Ronald M. Schwartz Faced with a ballooning shortage of nurses at all levels of healthcare, including long-term care, sponsors of the Nurse Reinvestment Act of 2001 (H.R.1436/S.706) intend to involve Congress in a solution. The bill, sponsored in the House by Reps. Lois Capps (D-CA) and Sue […]

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Contoured cushions

Contoured cushions – Product Focus: Skin Care Stretchair[TM] has introduced its new Standard “Comfort Cushions,” featuring softer, contoured cushions for improved resident comfort. They easily replace existing upholstery sets and are available on all MC-250 and MC-400 Stretchair models. The Stretchair is a combination wheelchair/stretcher that is ergonomically designed to help reduce caregiver back injuries. […]

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Resources on government programs

Resources on government programs – Product Watch The revised Resident Assessment Instrument-Instruction Manual MDS Version 2.0 2002 Edition from MED*PASS, Inc., has the most current guidelines and references to accurately complete each section of the MDS, develop comprehensive care plans, and receive the optimal rate of reimbursement. In addition to MDS 2.0 item-by-item instructions, Resident […]

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Green Houses at Traceway Retirement Community: Tupelo, Mississippi

Green Houses at Traceway Retirement Community: Tupelo, Mississippi – Design Center TYPE OF FACILITY/SETTING: Skilled nursing CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR: Steve McAilly, United Methodist Senior Services (662) 844-8977, stevem@umssm.org PROJECT DIRECTOR: Judith Rabig, The Green House Project[R] (315) 841-3493, greenhouseproject@citlink.net ARCHITECTURAL AND INTERIOR DESIGN: The McCarty Company Design Group, PA (662) 844-4400, www.mccartycompany.com PHOTOGRAPHY: (c) 2003 Jeffrey […]

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Healthcare furniture

Healthcare furniture – Product Focus: Durable Medical Equipment Although Dor-Val Mfg., Ltd., is new to the U.S. market, the company has a 31-year track record of supplying commercial furniture to the Canadian market. Dor-Val has recently introduced the D-V Care line of healthcare furniture, as shown in a just-released 60-page catalog. Dor-Val’s large product line […]