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How Do I Address Urinary Incontinence in My Facility?

Affecting more than 75% of all residents in Long Term Care within the United States, Urinary Incontinence (UI) is an important topic to understand before taking steps to address it (CDC, 2014). Most importantly, the dangers of UI are both physical and mental.

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How to Choose a Long Term Care Bed

With a wealth of options to choose from, including similar models from competing brands, many communities have difficulty selecting the proper beds for their residents. Treating resident health and comfort as your top priority, it’s important to research this decision before investing in such a valuable and long-lasting asset.

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How do I choose the perfect foam mattress?

As an industry standard, foam mattresses can be found in millions of resident rooms around the world. Because of their popularity, many different brands and manufacturers have produced their own variation on this classic mattress with subtle yet significant differences.

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How Do I Choose the Right Air Mattress?

Selecting the right air mattress can certainly feel like a daunting task. Compared to conventional foam mattresses, these sleep systems feature many more therapy applications and safety considerations that can impact your resident population. When the comfort and wellbeing of your seniors is on the line, you need to make the best decisions every time.

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How to Choose the Perfect Wheelchair Cushion

A “one size fits all” approach or assuming that all cushions are created equal is a big mistake – each unique resident has specific needs and providing them with an improperly shaped cushion could lead to skin breakdown or hazardous positioning. So while a flat cushion is good for comfort, it’s important to think about the contour when we consider the benefits of positioning.

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How to Find the Right Wheelchair for Each Resident

When it comes to selecting wheelchairs, there is no one-size-fits-all solution, which is why it can be challenging to find the perfect fit! While you may occasionally use stock wheelchairs for short-term transportation, residents who spend most of their time in a wheelchair need seating customized to their unique bodies.

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How to meet the demands of rising acuity

Assisted Living providers must take note that acuity is on the rise. Today, the average resident in Assisted Living is 85 years or older, likely female and needs help with at least three ADLs, including transfer and mobility assistance. Explore resources and products to help you implement a safe resident transfer and mobility program in your community.

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