Study: Older adults who use wheelchairs at lower risk of fractures
Feb 14, 2023
A large-scale study by Swedish researchers has found that older adults who use wheelchairs are at lower risk for fractures from falls compared to ambulatory patients who are able to walk on their own.
Shoes, wheelchair wheels spread MRSA in LTC facilities, study finds
Oct 06, 2022
The shoes of workers, wheelchair wheels and flooring are potential sources of drug-resistant pathogen spread in long-term care settings, finds a new study.
Chair-based exercise boosts function for ambulatory and wheelchair-using residents
Apr 30, 2021
Creative chair-based exercise may lead to significant improvement in a variety of mobility, cognitive and well-being measures, researchers say.
The next big thing at 2018 CES: Gadgets with an older crowd in mind
Jan 10, 2018
Every year, CES — that’s the Consumer Electronics Show — unveils the world’s latest and greatest in technology.
Wheelchair added to mobility line
Feb 22, 2017
Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare has introduced the Cruiser II Wheelchair to its Mobility line.
Custom chair cushions might aid spinal cord injury patients
Apr 06, 2015
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...
If I fell
Jan 29, 2015
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...
Federal court: Nursing home can be sued for firing hairdresser who can no longer push wheelchair
James M. Berklan
Oct 21, 2014
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...
Fitness programs improve quality of life for wheelchair users
May 27, 2014
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...
Day in the Life: Dancing with a star
Dec 01, 2013
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...