Medical manufacturer and distributer HARTMANN USA has announced an expansion in Rock Hill, SC, that involves moving its incontinence management production site.
Nursing homes in the United States are generally efficient and able to control expenses without sacrificing quality of care, according to a recently released study in the Healthcare Management Review.
Botox may be more synonymous with the Real Housewives reality franchise than long-term care residents, but it could soon be a treatment of choice for urinary incontinence.
Invacare Corporation has completed the sale of its medical supplies business to AssuraMed for about $150 million, the firm announced. Invacare will retain its equipment business, which includes wheelchairs and respiratory equipment.
Botox injections and oral medications both work well in reducing urinary incontinence in women, though Botox is more likely to completely resolve symptoms, a recent study showed.
Overcoding or undercoding incontinence in the MDS 3.0 is a problem that can draw the attention of surveyors, says McKnight's Super Tuesday speaker Leah Klusch.
Medline Industries has launched a FitRight line of adult briefs. The new product is intended to help caregivers better deal with incontinence. "We have completely redesigned adult incontinence products to fit better, be more absorbent and more comfortable to give residents a sense of normalcy and independence," said Dan Love, president of Medline's personal care division. Extra-absorbent polymers help residents feel dryer. The product also contains soft anti-leak guards to reduce leakage.
This program focuses on managing urinary incontinence in older women. Participants will learn how to name the type of urinary incontinence associated with detrusor overactivity and identify interventions for overflow incontinence.
Overactive bladder (OAB) is prevalent in older adults with type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.
To prevent and treat pressure ulcers, select products that will produce positive clinical outcomes and provide cost-effective solutions for the long-term care facility.
Women who suffer from stress urinary incontinence can be helped by collagen injections, even after surgery has failed, a medical researcher says. A majority of nursing home residents suffer from one or more types of incontinence.
Nearly 50% of women aged 80 or older experience a pelvic floor disorder, which can take the form of urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse, according to a new report.
Anticholinergics - a group of drugs commonly prescribed to treat conditions such as Parkinson's disease, urinary incontinence and acid reflux - may cause a more rapid decline in cognitive function among the elderly than previously thought, according to investigators.
We have an incontinent resident who frequently has perineal skin breakdown. Would this be considered denuded skin, excoriated skin or should we stage it as a pressure ulcer?
Birchwood Laboratories has introduced two new products that provide a sanitary solution for incontinence cleansing and management. B-SURE Perineal Wash and B-SURE Odor Eliminator are products help operators help communities look and smell fresh.
When it comes to getting around, the choices for long-term care residents and caregivers have never been better.