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When lifts break

January 4, 2018  |  Kathleen Mears

A broken Hoyer lift and shortage on lift pads means that SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears has to stay in bed for the foreseeable future. 

TENA upgrades to breathable materials

December 5, 2017  |  newswire

TENA's premium incontinence products, made by Essity, are getting a makepover in breathable materials for better skin health.

The cleanliness factor

December 4, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears shares how personal hygiene affects her mood and sense of self. 

High-tech healing

October 9, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The latest in wound assessment technology has nurses tossing their rulers.

A commanding presence

October 2, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

How do you care for someone who doesn’t think he needs—or wants—help?

Wound care treatments lack healing touch

August 14, 2017  |  Kaiser Health News

Doctors and patients are turning to new therapies to treat stubborn chronic wounds, but research is lacking on whether they are helping. 

Clear skin is in

August 7, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

Controlling breakouts is a trying ordeal to begin with but is more difficult for blogger Kathleen Mears because of nursing home restrictions on what she can put on her face. 

Great lengths for short nails

April 10, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears knows it’s important for nails to be trimmed, which is why she’s sought assistance from caregivers since Medicaid coverage isn’t often enough to her liking.

SCA Group votes to split

April 6, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

The maker of TENA will split off its health and hygiene operations under the newly-formed company Essity. 

FDA approves antibody-based eczema drug

March 31, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

A new drug for serious eczema has been approved for the market, but wait till you see how much it costs.

New treatment targets for psoriasis

December 12, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The National Psoriasis Foundation has released national treatment guidelines for plaque psoriasis, an inflammatory disease of the skin often exacerbated by other chronic illnesses.


New bathing glove eases hygiene tasks

November 8, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The parent company of the Tena products has launched a disposable bathing glove designed with seniors in mind.


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