Mobility

Carbon fiber frame rollator released

Carbon fiber frame rollator released

Drive Devilbiss has released its 12-pound, carbon fiber frame Nitro Elite CF Luxury Rollator for patients with mobility challenges.

Harmony Healthcare chooses Advancing Excellence goal

Harmony Healthcare International is embracing the Advancing Excellence in America's Nursing Homes Campaign. The company has chosen to focus on Mobility among the Advancing Excellence goals,

Many seniors rely on devices to live independently, study finds

About a quarter of Medicare beneficiaries rely on walkers or other assistive devices, according to a new study. Women were more likely than men to use devices.

Exercise program helps keep residents on their feet: study

Exercise program helps keep residents on their feet: study

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Mobility limitations are often a warning sign for upcoming functional decline in seniors, and exercise can help, according to new research.

Ask the treatment expert ... about pressure ulcer documentation

Ask the treatment expert ... about pressure ulcer documentation

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How much do we have to document risk and implemented interventions to prevent pressure ulcer development?

Are your residents walking independently?

Are your residents walking independently?

Attention: All nursing home staff! Why are many of your residents still sitting in wheelchairs?

Vitamin D deficiency linked to mobility difficulties, disability in the elderly, study shows

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Elderly adults who are deficient in vitamin D are at a higher risk for developing mobility limitations and becoming disabled, new data suggests.

Better managing the Medicare Part A stay

Better managing the Medicare Part A stay

Discharge planning is the key element in managing Medicare Part A length of stay. A home assessment can significantly affect the process.

Managing the clinically anticipated Medicare Part A length of stay

Managing the clinically anticipated Medicare Part A length of stay

The Medicare adjustments of fiscal year 2012 have left the long-term care profession discussing and debating care strategies to ensure success and mitigate the reductions in reimbursement. A key indicator when analyzing clinical and financial solidity is the facility's clinically anticipated Medicare length of stay.

Mobility, ADL difficulties rising among middle-aged Americans

More older, middle-aged Americans are reporting serious mobility-related disabilities and difficulties performing activities of daily living than ever before, according to a new study.