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.
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Pressure-Reducing Gel Pads
TUFFease™ Pressure-Reducing Gel Pads, from Innovative Medical Products, Inc., are designed to alleviate pressure at bony prominences to discourage decubitus ulcers from forming while a patient is immobilized or desensitized. TUFFease pads provide greater patient comfort with a full ½ inch of specially formulated cushioning gel. With a thicker envelope to resist punctures, they are economical and reusable. TUFFease pads are latex-free, contain no plasticizers, and are available in multiple shapes and sizes.
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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.
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Long-term care facilities have been experiencing the benefits of therapeutic horticultural programs for years. StandUp Gardens, an indoor/outdoor gardening system, gives residents a sense of well-being and purpose, enriching lives and keeping residents connected to the natural world. Horticultural programs lower barriers, improve self-esteem, increase physical functioning and boost camaraderie. StandUp Gardens’ state-of-the-art, full-spectrum grow light systems also provide an antidote for Seasonal Affective Disorder.
StandUp Gardens are endorsed by the American Horticultural Association and have received the Lifespace Design Award from the American Health Care Association.
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Think back to the days when Jimmy Hendrix, The Beatles, and The Doors ruled the Billboard charts and sentiments of “peace, love, and flower power” rang true in the hearts of Americans. These cultural influences come to life in Durkan Hospitality’s Chromistique carpet collection. These colorful, dynamic floor coverings bring a fresh perspective to any hospitality interior. Along with Chromistique’s print and CYP products for public spaces, custom patterns from the company’s Merit line offer a solution for guestrooms and corridors.
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Made in the USA by Ferris Mfg. Corp., PolyMem QuadraFoam dressings are designed to manage skin tears, leg ulcers, pressure ulcers, donor sites, and burn and tube sites.
PolyMem’s formulation of QuadraFoam improves skin-tear outcome by helping to reduce the pain associated with skin tears, facilitate quicker healing, and decrease the risk of infection at the skin-tear site. Samples for evaluation, case studies, and nursing home-specific clinical evidence are available.
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Bariatric Wheelchair Cushion
The Tempur Med® Bariatric Wheelchair Cushion provides comfort, support, and pressure management for the bariatric resident. The TEMPUR® material in the cushion provides optimal pressure management of residents susceptible to pressure ulcers at the sacrum and allows for proper positioning maintenance. The cushion comes with a removable cover made of 100% polyurethane multistretch fabric that reduces sweating and shearing. The entire cushion is latex-free and antimicrobial.
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Featuring fluid lines, curved inset drawer fronts, and water-fall detailing, Kwalu’s Camelot Collection is where functionality meets contemporary style. With rounded edges and generous proportions, Camelot pieces are well-suited to healthcare design. The collection features an assort-ment of pieces—from headboards and footboards, to armoires and cabinets—that can be used together for a complete look. Available in an array of colors from light dunewood to rich African mahogany, the Camelot Collection is customizable. And, since it’s made from Kwalu’s patented Virtually Indestructible™ material, the products are all low-maintenance. The Camelot Collection is backed by a 10-year warranty on construction and finish.
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InterfaceFLOR’s High Line collection offers a softer version of the clean look of a wooden floor. It is a plush-like, chunky cut-and-loop product suitable for senior living environments. The rich texture, created by multiple pile heights, gives way to a subtle linear pattern. This modular carpet is suitable for high-end interiors.
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Rehabilitation Services Provider
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.
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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.
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With features that address wound prevention through stage IV pressure ulcers, Direct Supply’s Panacea® foam and Panacea® Pulse™ powered mattresses provide supportive pressure management, help advance clinical care, and increase confidence in long-term care facilities while helping them to comply with F-tag 314. With superior pressure redistribution and tested compliance for entrapment guidelines, Panacea mattresses combine quality and affordability.
Backed by reliable warranties, Panacea foam mattresses feature the Integrity30™ fire barrier to comply with the new federal fire regulation 16 CFR 1633, plus CA #129 and TB 603.
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New 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.
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The Provence Collection from Tandus, was designed primarily for healthcare markets. Available in five broadloom styles from Crossley (Fleur, Karira, Matelasse, Dahlia, Ornament) and four styles in Power-bond® from C&A (Celyn, Floris, Maylea, Laurus), Provence is a mix of traditional, transitional, and contemporary styling.
The combination of organic and botanical patterns with designer-selected colorways enhances healing and living environments from hospitals to long-term care facilities. Powerbond® products are backed by a 25-year, non-prorated warranty and feature non-flow–through, moisture-barrier backings; acoustic and thermal insulation; reduced risk of slip/fall injuries; and easy maintenance.
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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.
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Silver Wound Dressings
ALLEVYN Ag from Smith & Nephew Wound Management is a silver hydrocellular foam dressing designed to simplify the use of silver in wound care by providing controlled silver release at bacterial levels throughout its seven-day wear time. It creates a moist environment to promote faster healing, and its exudates absorption and dressing properties minimize messy dressing changes.
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The Embassy Collection from Joerns Healthcare embodies cool sophistication with the use of crisp, clean lines throughout the body of the case. Sweeping curves in the base and rounded drawer fronts add to the look of the collection to suit almost any decor. Revere brushed nickel hardware is now standard for the Embassy Collection.
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Infection Control Education
Long-Term Living (formerly Nursing Homes Long-Term Care Management magazine) has teamed up with Inco and Associates, LLC, an infection control consultation and education service provider, to offer a comprehensive infection control and prevention guidebook. The product of more than 16 years of infection control training and experience, Infection Control & Prevention in Long-Term Care was designed to help healthcare facilities develop policies and procedures to create a sustainable and effective infection control program. This resource manual seeks to address all of the major issues that every program should tackle. The author presents this information succinctly, with illustrative examples, lists, charts, and diagrams. And with a bonus CD-ROM, lessons and examples can be easily customized to establish policy and guidelines that will work best in your facility.
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