This season's flu vaccine is only 23% effective, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned. That could make this a doozy of a winter for residents and staff.
Signostics has received federal to launch its handheld bladder scanner.
Designed to eliminate oily residue, Dust Mop Treatment is water-based and compatible with all floor finishes.
Arthritis can cause the hands of residents to get weak. The Xtensor Hand Exerciser is ideal for treatment, according to the firm.
Strategic Health Group is in discussion with Indiana University about assisting in creating a business development strategy for the Medical Center's GRACE Team Care™ program. GRACE - Geriatric Resources for the Assessment and Care of Elders - helps providers manage the health and well-being of high-risk Medicare populations.
Pressalit Care recently published bariatric load handling capabilities for a variety of the company's bathroom safety accessories.
Automated disinfection robot manufacturer Tru-D | Smart UVC has been awarded a group purchasing agreement with Premier for room equipment infection prevention products.
GE Capital's Healthcare Financial Services (HFS) business provided more than $10.5 billion in financing to customers across more than 240 transactions in 2014, an increase of 20% from the prior year.
Cushman & Wakefield's Senior Housing Capital Markets Group has arranged the sale of The Thunderbird Retirement Resort for $26.8 million.
Judson Park has become a part of the Rainier Health Networks Continuing Care Network and has partnered with Franciscan Health Systems and Northwest Physicians Network to deliver a contractual and collaborative healthcare model in South King County.
» LifeShare Technologies released LifeShare Family, a mobile app connecting seniors with their families and caregivers. LifeShare Family allows seniors and families to share mobile pictures and send messages, as well as see menus and activities and for family members to set appointments. The app is available through Google Play and the Apple App store.
The Advancing Excellence in Long-Term Care Collaborative has partnered with Hallmark Business Connections for an employee recognition program called "You Make a Difference."
Omnicare Inc. and McKesson Corporation have decided to extend their agreement through 2019, which will include the sourcing and distribution of branded, specialty and generic pharmaceuticals.
» Bertelsmann said in October it is buying Relias Learning from its current owners, Vista Equity Partners and LLR Partners. Relias headquarters will remain in Cary, NC, and company representatives said they expect to continue to add to their 300-employee base.
On the Move
Blair Jackson is the new vice president of public affairs at the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living.
David Saunders II has joined PSA Insurance & Financial Services, Inc. in Baltimore as a senior investment consultant.
Paul Secondi has joined the SwimEx Inc. sales team.
Robert Espinoza has joined PHI as its Vice President of Policy.
David Currow, B Med, MPH, FRACP, will be the new director of Palliative Medicine and Hospice Care at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, starting in January 2015.
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