Product Focus

Dining Chair

With its sleek, contemporary design, the Noble seating collection fits well in today’s modern healthcare environments. Combining these three models enables coordination. Yet each model alone creates distinctive seating environments within a healthcare facility. As with all Stance Healthcare furniture products, the Noble series is domestically manufactured and boasts superior strength in both materials and construction.

Perineal Washcloths

New SCA TENA™ Ultra Washcloths are premium-strength, premoistened washcloths that are soft and textured to provide gentle, effective, and convenient cleansing of fragile perineal skin. The new enriched moisturizing formula contains dimethicone, aloe, vitamin E, and chamomile. Suitable for incontinence care or general skin freshening, the washcloth cleans, moisturizes, and restores delicate skin.

Laundry Cart

Available from HD Supply Facilities Maintenance, this 2½-bushel capacity laundry cart has an air-cushioned bumper to minimize damage to walls in the laundry room and hallways. The double pole rack attachment allows staff to conveniently hang clothes and the clean wheel system minimizes material buildup to help keep the wheels rotating freely. The total unit height with pole attachment is 65″. Other cart sizes and styles are also available.

Vinyl Flooring

EarthWerks™ has introduced a fresh new environment with high-quality Luxury Vinyl Tiles and Planks inspired by nature’s own woods, stones, and slates to create warm, home-style aesthetics. The flooring is easy to install and maintain, providing comfort and coziness with ease of function and movement.

Wood Classic Plank (pictured) is an elegant embossed design that captures the look and feel of real wood. It meets ASTM specifications for slip resistance, indentation, smoke, and fire. Many styles and colors are available, some featuring production with up to 50% recycled materials.

Glove Box

Graham-Field introduces the Clear Glove Box by Grafco®. Available in three sizes to hold one, two, or three boxes of gloves, the Clear Glove Box is constructed of sturdy PVC. Mounting hardware is included and the box may be hung either horizontally or vertically. The Clear Glove Box is latex-free.

Adult Briefs

Attends introduces the new size XX-Large, available in Breathable Briefs and Protective Underwear. This size completes their lineup by offering products that fit bariatric residents, or those with a waist size of up to 90 inches.

Adjustable Tables

Space Tables, featuring adjustable bases, provide comfort for your residents and safety for your staff. The bases have a six-inch height-adjustment range, and when paired with the “Quick Tilt” and “Quick Step” options, they allow one person to easily move and store tables in a multipurpose room. Space Tables offer a variety of fiberglass and laminate tops enabling you to deliver the homelike, hygienic care required in residential care settings.

Facility Bed

The new UltraCare XT bed from Joerns Healthcare conforms to your care environment—whether skilled nursing, short-term rehab, deluxe accommodation, or attending to your bariatric population. Provide care in all of these environments with just one bed. Add comfort extensions to expand the width of the sleep surface. Add wood trim to accomplish a residential look. Add UltraLock mobility for safety and mobility at any height. Also, choose advanced positioning and gravity-assist repositioning along with other accessories.

Wheelchair Scales

Detecto’s portable digital wheelchair scales with EMR-ready serial connectivity provide accurate weight measurement for LTC facility patients. Integral ramps, wheels, carrying handles, and battery or AC power contribute to their mobility and ease of use in transporting them from one location to the next. These scales offer a wide range of versatility and weighing positions: wheelchairs, standing, straight-legged chairs, and walkers. Detecto’s wheelchair scales can store the weight of the chair, allowing clinical staff to simply roll the patient on the scale for convenient weighing.

Modular Carpeting

The High Line Collection from InterfaceFLOR® is a plush-like, chunky cut- and-loop product perfect for any senior living space. Rich texture created by multiple pile heights gives way to a subtle linear pattern. High Line offers a softer version of the clean sophisticated look of a wooden floor. The perfect modular carpet for high-end, but not stuffy, interiors. It is luxurious functionality at its best.

Laundry Injection System

The Maytag® Commercial Laundry Chemical Injection System features easy-access connections on the outside of the machine, eliminating the need to open the washer on routine visits. The new system also provides clear visibility on how detergent, bleach, softener, and other chemicals are being dispersed. The Chemical Injection System is available for all sizes of Maytag soft-mount high-speed extractors, and specific models for Maytag rigid-mount, front-load washer-extractors.

Disinfecting Bleach Wipes

Alcavis HDC Bleach-Wipes provide a time-saving, convenient method for surface decontamination and disinfection. The wipes contain a consistent and accurate concentration of bleach in a prediluted single or double prepackaged 8″ x 10″ towelette. The 1:100 dilution provides general surface cleaning without causing premature degradation of equipment. This product meets CDC recommendations and OSHA requirements for surface disinfection at 500ppm.

Laundry Care

Spartan Chemical’s Clothesline Fresh laundry program now includes three new spotting solutions formulated and tested to offer advanced cleaning performance. Clothesline Fresh laundry spotters specifically target the toughest soils and stains getting spots out. All three formulas are available in RTU Handi Spray® quarts or in gallon containers.

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.

Supply Management Services

With Gulf South Supply Management Systems—AccuScan, SmartScan Deluxe, SmartScan, and GSOnline—accurate product ordering, inventory tracking, and ancillary billing are just a quick scan away. Supply Management Consultants are always available to assist with assessing specific supply chain needs and in choosing which system best meets those needs. In addition, they are there to train with start-up implementation and support efforts.

Washing Machines

Wascomat washers, available from 140 to 350 G-force extraction, are designed specifically for hospitals, nursing homes, and other LTC facilities. High-speed extraction cuts drying time and lowers utility costs. Wascomat dryers offer a unique feature: Residual Moisture Control. It stops the machine automatically when drying is complete resulting in longer linen life and low energy use.

Floor Mat

MightyMat Max II™, from Shoes for Crews, is ergonomically designed with an anti-fatigue cushion to relieve stress in the knees, shins, and back providing all day comfort while protecting employees from slip and fall accidents. The mat measures 3’x4′ 14.3 mm thicknesses and features the patented slip-resistant rubber base and grid pattern found only in Shoes For Crews footwear. Handles and drainage slots allow for easy mobility and cleaning.

Furniture Collection

The Art of Care Turtlecreek Collection from Hill-Rom features bedside cabinets, four-drawer dressers, wardrobes, and TV armoires constructed from high-quality materials and designed specifically for the extended care environment. Available in eight finishes and nine hardware options, this durable collection provides stylish furniture at a competitive price.

Wet Mopping System

Using Direct Supply’s Microfiber Cleaning System to mop floors can kill up to 60% more bacteria than traditional mopping. The system’s “one pad per room” design means that you’ll never clean your facility with dirty mop water. The system—composed of an ergonomic handle, a quick-connect mop head, and detachable, washable microfiber pads—uses 95% less chemicals and reduces cross-contamination better than traditional mopping.

Facility Bed

Medline’s Alterra 1232 Hi-Low Bed’s top height range of 26″ helps minimize the risk of back injury to caregivers. The bed’s lowest height level of 7.25″ makes it useful for Alzheimer’s patients and any other falls-risk residents. The Alterra 1232 moves from highest to lowest height in 47 seconds without any horizontal movement, preventing wall damage. A battery backup system, standard with purchase, keeps the bed functioning during a power outage or evacuation.

Wheelchair Washer

Medco Equipment’s all-purpose automatic wheelchair washer cleans and sanitizes up to 20 wheelchairs in an hour, with a 99.9% reduction of bacteria after one wash. The all-purpose washer also sanitizes commode chairs, shower chairs, walkers, carts, and more.

No special plumbing or electrical hookup is needed. With a simple one-button operation, detergent and rinse agents are automatically dispensed, with more than 300 washes per gallon each. The washer is built with heavy-duty stainless steel and has four permanent swivel/locking casters for easy transport. Features include an OSHA-approved safety front door handle, emergency stop button, auto-off door switch, and solid-state electronic controller, and it is UL listed.

Washer-Extractor Control

The new UniLinc control from UniMac, with 30 water level options, offers the benefits of saving thousands of gallons of water and realizing energy savings just by making the smallest adjustment to water levels and hot water. When UniLinc’s 41 programmable cycles are combined with the UW’s super-high 300 G-force extraction cycle, which reduces drying times and utility consumption, washer-extractors can provide maximum water and utility efficiency.

Long-Term Living 2008 September;57(9):66-69

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