Product Focus

Incontinence Briefs

TENA® Super Stretch Briefs from SCA Personal Care have stretch sides to provide full breathability, promoting skin health and comfort. The individual fit reduces product gapping and sagging for a comfortable, secure fit and effective leakage control. Easier size selection with two sizes fitting most medium through extra-large individuals. The TENA® Hook System provides secure fastening anywhere on the brief and unlimited refastenability.

Overbed Tables

Space Tables offers a variety of options for your adjustable resident and activity room furnishings. The company’s Overbed Tables have four top options paired with a heavy-duty base and twin wheel casters. A fiberglass top is available in solid colors, two-tones, or a granite finish. Space Tables Overbed Tables are also offered in a lami-nate with SPACEdge, laminate, and Jell Bean tops.

Hardwood Furniture Collection

The Shannon Collection, by Basic American Medical Products, Inc., features elegant hardwood construction with fingertip accent molding, corner rosettes, ogee-shaped top crown molding, and laminate tops for durability. The collection is available in numerous finishes and hardware choices, and manufactured in Wisconsin.

Design Services

Direct Supply’s Eldercare Interiors is a team of professional designers and project consultants who can plan renovation or new construction from start to finish. Eldercare Interiors offers interior design services, kitchen and laundry design, product consultation, and other services exclusively for senior living environments.

Carpet Collection

River Rock, Rock Garden, and Fieldstone comprise Tandus’ collection that harkens back to the traditions and authentic aesthetics of Adirondack-style architecture. Rock Garden‘s imaginative midscale pattern and folksy rhythm harmonizes with any environment. River Rock‘s small-scaled visual imparts the subtle “ripple” of a mountain stream’s surface texture in the sunlight. As its name implies, Fieldstone‘s subtly textured and multicolored surface is built to withstand the elements.

High-Definition Television

Designed for hospitals and long-term care centers, the LG Electronics 26″ LCD HDTV model 26LG3DCH is a UL-listed television that combines sleek style with advanced technologies. Pro:Idiom® technology provides the latest in movies and television programs with a sharper, brighter picture, dynamic contrast, and high brightness.

Dynamic Power Savings allow the facility to reduce power consumption by selecting lower levels of backlight settings. The 26LG3DCH also has a pillow speaker port, bed1/bed2 remote capability, and a built-in tuner to create an enjoyable viewing experience for residents.

Wound Care Training

Upstairs Solutions and Wound Care 101 have collaborated to provide advanced wound care training for senior facilities. The nine new modules create an extensive wound care library and join more than 100 online courses provided by Upstairs Solutions. The modules also provide continuing education contact hours for nurses and physical therapists.

Topics covered include the basics of anatomy, physiology, and wound assessment as well as more complex treatment techniques for chronic wounds. The courses can help facilities prepare for anticipated changes in CMS reimbursement for hospital-acquired pressure ulcers.

Aging-in-Place Online Service

MyCommunityConnection, from American HealthTech, is a breakthrough online service for independent senior communities to help their residents age safely in place even longer. This two-way interactive communications network uses age-appropriate design to engage seniors right where they live. The service is delivered to residents on their televisions with simple remote control operation.

MyCommmunityConnection’s suite of seven integrated services enhances resident quality of life and provides peace of mind for families. The community enjoys increased referrals because residents are more engaged in the services and activities offered. The service also frees staff by cutting time-consuming manual tasks to a minimum. MyCommunityConnection also trends resident information to enhance personalized service and care.

Customizable Furniture

Invacare Continuing Care Group has introduced the Somerset Line of furniture, featuring rich wood veneers and solids and a high-pressure laminate top. The line can be customized to fit any room by selecting from five toe-kick panel options and a wide variety of pull styles and finishes. The Somerset Line is available in flat or profiled molding drawer fronts.


Attends® has introduced its newest underpad, the Supersorb® Breathables® All-in-One Underpad. This underpad reduces the need for multiple underpads by combining the benefits of a breathable underpad, an extra-strength underpad, and a super-absorbency underpad. Its breathable backsheet is suitable for use on airflow therapy beds or for residents at high risk for skin breakdown. The product also features cloth-like strength with the convenience of a disposable, and has super-absorbent polymer throughout the pad.

Senior Seating

American of Martinsville has expanded its senior seating line to incorporate more transitional seating for greater appeal to the upcoming baby boomer senior population. The 1020 chair features include proportions for easy access and egress, along with maintenance-friendly seat construction, which is artfully concealed in the tight seat design.

Long-Term Living 2008 November;57(11):43-44

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