Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare has introduced the Cruiser II Wheelchair to its Mobility line.
Wheelchair cushions designed to adjust to a person's size and form can help redistribute pressure and provide support for activities of daily living for patients with spinal cord injuries, report scientists at the Instituto Nacional de Rehabilitación (Rehabilitation National Institute) in Mexico City.
A group of very fine long-term care people and I just spent the last 10 days in Nicaragua. I'll blog about why we went in a future installment, but first need to share the most important lesson learned on the trip.
Is the ability to transport residents in their wheelchairs an essential function of a nursing home hairdresser? A federal appeals court says it's a valid question and is allowing a hairdresser to sue a facility that fired her.
Regardless of the resident's age, physical condition or exercise experience, there are a number of techniques for helping them exercise and gain from its many benefits. Any type of exercise can be augmented to the resident's needs and limitations.
Miller's Merry Manor has a name that is fitting for the holiday season. But the 62-bed facility in New Carlisle, IN, seeks a merry atmosphere throughout the year. Its dance activities, and one special resident, help in that endeavor.
I experienced many crushing disappointments growing up. A trespassing fairy with a tooth fetish didn't leave a dime under my pillow? Ernie and Bert aren't brothers? Affordable healthcare isn't a right? But the worst was realizing I was too old to be a prodigy. There's an age limit, apparently, or maybe it's height or weight. Regardless, I didn't qualify.
Video shows resident left to 'smolder' after catching fire, family charges facility for poor responseOctober 02, 2013
A Chicago nursing and rehabilitation center did not respond adequately when a resident caught on fire while smoking, leading to his death, the man's family has charged.
Whether you are just starting out in the long-term care business, building a new facility from the ground-up, or simply swapping out finishes, fixtures and furnishings in existing spaces and units, there are special considerations for catering to your unique clientele.
Better watch your back, people. Gangs of angry, wheelchair-bound residents are screaming at high speeds through our nation's nursing homes, pursuing their mobile vendettas with brutal demonstrations of frontier justice. Or at least they are in Peoria, IL. OK, at least one is. Or was.
Sojourn Senior Living, based in Illinois, combined a driving simulator and joystick that allowed a resident to operate a motorized wheelchair.
A whiff of progress: Researchers develop sniffing device to allow disabled to communicate, move aroundJuly 28, 2010
A technological breakthrough could allow the severely disabled to use their noses to communicate and even maneuver wheelchairs.
A new report from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General confirms that the regulatory documentation requirements for durable medical equipment Medicare claims are "confusing, onerous and must be improved," according to a DME provider group.
Medicaid payment bundling is emerging as a key topic in national healthcare reform. As part of their research on bundling, federal lawmakers should pay attention to what is happening in Ohio.