Product Focus

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.

For more information, call (276) 632-2061 or visit

High-Definition Televisions

LG Electronics has developed high-definition televisions that address the needs of long-term care (LTC) providers. Available in 26″ and 32″ class sizes, the new LH210C LCD TV series brings a new level of entertainment. Its Bed1/Bed2 function eliminates problematic remote control interference, while the Variable Audio Out allows for external speaker volume control. The remote control has been simplified to enhance ease and functionality. In addition to being Energy Star® 3.0 compliant, the LH210C Series features EcoSmart technology that reduces power consumption resulting in energy savings and lower energy costs.

For more information, call (877) 793-6484 or visit

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.

For more information, call (800) 275-7943, ext. 8224 or visit

Resident Room Furniture

The Camden collection from Invacare Continuing Care features clean, elegant lines and is constructed with durable, long-lasting melamine. Available with inset drawer fronts, flush toe-kick panels, and a selection of pull styles and finishes that make this design fit with a transitional style design.

For more information, call (800) 668-2337 or visit

Rehabilitation Services

Peoplefirst Rehabilitation staffs and manages rehabilitation departments in hospitals, nursing centers, outpatient clinics, and school settings nationwide. Comprehensive treatment plans help patients return home quickly. Peoplefirst developed a proprietary nationwide clinical tracking system that allows tracking of patient outcomes, provides quality assurance, identifies industry trends, streamlines invoicing, and manages reporting. Peoplefirst assists its rehab partners with reimbursement issues, HIPAA implementation, regulatory compliance, and clinical issues.

For more information, call (800) 545-0749, ext. 7640 or visit


Structures Unlimited, Inc., provides daylighting solutions through the use of large, structural skylights, swimming pool enclosures, and entire structures. Highly insulating up to R-20, diffuse-light-transmitting panels eliminate glare and shadows while reducing lighting and HVAC costs. Motorized opening panels are available. Manufactured in the USA to meet or exceed all local building codes. Potential LEED® credit contribution up to 42 points.

For more information, call (800) 225-3895 or visit

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.

For more information, please call (800) 347-5678 or visit

Ravello Collection

Kwalu’s new Ravello collection combines classic style with a modern twist-providing stylish, quiet comfort for any lounge, lobby, or resident space. Fabrics range from traditional to contemporary and there are 18 different finishes from white and pine to cherry and mahogany. With hundreds of options available via mix and match combinations of fabric, finishes, arms, and more, there is something perfect and practical for everyone and every space. Made from Kwalu’s virtually indestructible material, Ravello products are low maintenance and feature a 10-year product warranty on construction and finish.

For more information, call (877) MY-KWALU (695-9258) or visit

Personal Blood Pressure Cuff

Life Systems has introduced a personal blood pressure (BP) cuff for the safety of residents and caregivers in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). The Nurse Rosie® Personal Cuff reduces the risk of spreading MRSA and other antibiotic-resistant infections by eliminating shared BP cuffs.

Those living with diabetes are more susceptible to the bacterium and residents in SNFs are especially vulnerable as this population is prone to developing skin wounds that easily spread bacteria. With up to 1,000 readings per cuff, the latex-free Nurse Rosie Personal Cuff can be used for several years on a resident and never risk passing infection to another resident.

For more information, call (800) 841-1109, ext. 101 or visit

Display System

The new MyDay Display System, which accommodates Marker Boards, Pin Boards, Magnetic Boards, Clocks, Magazine Holders, and Hangers, makes a functional addition to any resident room or nurse station. APCO Signs has been providing quality interior and exteriors sign systems to healthcare facilities for more than 40 years.

For more information, call (877) 988-APCO or visit

New Carpeting Collection

Designed primarily for the long-term care market, the Provence Collection has added five new broadloom styles (Nandina, Okame, Jardin, Suzani, and Parterre) to its existing five Crossley styles (Fleur, Karira, Matelasse, Dahlia, Ornament) and four C&A styles (Celyn, Floris, Maylea, and Laurus).

Provence’s smooth, tight 5/64th gauge construction technique creates woven wilton-like aesthetics, while affording mobility that is not compromised by pattern design. By offering large- and medium-scaled pattern options, Tandus’ Provence Collection is an ideal mix of traditional, transitional, and contemporary styling.

For more information, call (800) 248-2878 or visit

Long-Term Living 2009 June;58(6):67-68

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