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ADL Charting Software

MDS 3.0 is a reality. American HealthTech recognizes that ADLs are playing an ever more important role in reimbursement rates. The combination of MDS 3.0 and RUG-IV make the accurate capture of ADL vital for a facility’s success. American HealthTech’s ADL capture solution, Smart Charting, provides wall-mounted and handheld options for accurate CNA documentation. Smart Charting is integrated into your medical record so that the care ordered by the physician matches the care delivered to residents.

American HealthTech offers complete suites of integrated software solutions. Clinical Management, Resident Accounting, Financial Accounting, Enterprise Management, and Point-of-Care suites are available.

For more information, call (800) 489-2648, ext. 1051, or visit

Adjustable-Height Low Bed

Joerns’ UltraCare XT Adjustable-Height Low Bed from Direct Supply features an extensive travel range of 7″ to 30″ that helps protect residents from dangerous falls and caregivers from painful back strain. In addition, options such as UltraLock, Safelight, and AdvanceCare positioning increase circulation and resident comfort as well as safety for the caregiver. The Ultrawide Extension Kit option helps reduce falls and specialty rentals by providing nearly 20% more width to bed frame, and the UltraCare surpasses UL544 requirements.

For more information, call (800) 634-7328 or visit

Equipment Catalog

ALCO Sales and Service have just developed its new P11 Health Care Equipment Catalog. This 320-page catalog has a wide variety of healthcare products for your facility. Browsing through it you’ll find wheelchairs, beds, stretchers, IV poles, diagnostic equipment, bariatric products, furniture, and more.

For more information and to receive the free catalog, call (800) 323-4282 or visit

Flooring System

Forbo Flotex has the features of textile flooring, including comfort underfoot and sound insulation, while providing durability and low-cost maintenance. Hardwearing and stain-resistant, Flotex is suitable for heavy foot and wheel traffic. It is completely waterproof and features Bioguard antimicrobial treatment built into its fiber and backing to prevent the growth of mildew and bacteria.

Flotex is available in a broad selection of sheet and tile patterns and colorways and can be waterjet cut for unlimited style and versatility. Flotex sheet is available in 6′ 6″-wide rolls and Flotex tiles are approximately 20″ x 20″.

For more information, call (800) 842-7839 or visit

Adjustable Tables

Space Tables has added a unique style to its popular 603/606 adjustable base. The base is now available in a “wood-grain” metal finish that combines durability with the look of wood. It is available in five colors: Ash, Cherry, Oak, Walnut, and Mahogany. This finish is also available on the 613-48 economical adjustable base.

For more information, call (800) 328-2580 or visit

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Balance/Mobility Program

Biodex Medical Systems, a leader in physical medicine and rehabilitation equipment, has introduced a new Balance and Mobility Program specific to the older adult in skilled nursing settings. The program is equally geared toward residents as to short-term rehab patients. Now you can easily expand your rehabilitation services for community dwellers and outpatients, making your residence the leader in mobility, balance, and fall screening.

Biodex offers a Marketing Support Program that teaches how to generate referrals from physicians, hospital discharge planners, and increase community awareness using the Fall Risk Screening program. Biodex offers high-tech products, clinical protocols, and materials that will help you market the program.

Learn how the hundreds of facilities like yours have benefitted using the Biodex Balance and Mobility Program.

For more information, call (800) 244-6339 or visit


Designed for the senior living market, Tandus’ Provence Collection has added five new broadloom styles (Nandina, Okame, Jardin, Suzani, and Parterre) to its existing Crossley and C&A Powerbond® styles. Provence offers large-and medium-scaled patterns in a mix of traditional, transitional, and contemporary patterns. The organic and botanical patterns are available in designer-selected colorways.

Lifelong backing systems with a 20-year non-prorated warranty are standard on the Provence broadloom styles. The Powerbond hybrid resilient sheet flooring has a closed-cell construction that creates a wall-to-wall moisture barrier for easy maintenance, slip/fall resistance, thermal and acoustic insulation, durability, and it is backed by a 25-year non-prorated warranty.

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

Space-Saving Tables

T-fabco Corporation’s Ceiling Suspended Tables allow for dual use of space while providing obstruction-free seating for wheelchair-bound residents. They are suitable for use in nursing homes or wherever space and storage are at a premium.

With the tables stored, area cleanup and maintenance are simplified. The tables have an easy-to-maintain design and color choices are available to match any decor. Electric or cost-saving manual models are available to fit all budgets. Tables have a two-year warranty on all parts.

For more information, call (877) 738-2080 or visit

QIS Assessment & Training

McKesson Medical-Surgical offers Healthcare Academy’s

QIS Wizard Pro33, a comprehensive tool designed to help long-term care facilities assess and address QIS. QIS Wizard Pro33 provides QIS survey analysis and identification of focus areas for your facility, and helps address issues through a series of 33 online training lessons covering all aspects of the survey. Empower your organization for QIS success. For more information and an invitation to join a free orientation webinar, call (866) 323-4169 or visit

Wireless Wandering Alert

The lightweight CodeWatch Transmitter from RF Technologies® can be used with all Code Alert® Wandering Management Solutions. Code Watch is configured in the form of a typical wristwatch to preserve a resident’s dignity. This wireless device promotes freedom and independence throughout the facility, while providing the protection residents need. CodeWatch serves2 as the primary trigger to the Receive Antenna, recognizing a resident who is nearing a monitored exit. If a resident wearing a Code Watch is detected at an unauthorized exit, the door may automatically lock and information will be sent to a central location and mobile caregivers by means of wireless phones and pagers.

For more information, call (800) 669-9946 or visit

Electronic Charting

ECS-Electronic Chart System by American Data flows all information (CNA charting, E-MARs, therapy, and service plans [AL]) together to form a single patient record across the continuum of care. The result is a system that will decrease cost, liability, and turnover while increasing revenues and patient care.

For more information, call (800) 464-9942 or visit

Mobility Chairs

Evolution Mobility Chairs from Optima Products feature an easy-to-reach center-mounted wheelchair wheel, adjustable seat height and depth making it easy to maneuver and propel with one’s arms, feet, or both. Mobility wheels are located directly under the user’s hands to promote self-mobility even for those with diminished arm strength and rotator range of motion.

The seat and back tilt to reduce sliding and slumping, while contoured cushions evenly distribute weight for better comfort and pressure management. A variety of upholstery options and positioning accessories are available.

For more information, call (888) 990-9394 or visit

Spa System

Penner Manufacturing designed the Cascade Premier spa system to create a homelike environment in the bathing area. The unit’s features include a 26″ or 32″ LCD TV, DVD, and a CD player. All of the spa controls are built into and hidden in the cabinetry, which also features a built-in reservoir for quick-fill capability. Color choices are available to match the desired needs of the facility or interior designer.

Other spas available include the Penner Cascade Side-Entry or End-Entry, the Penner Pacific Spa, and the Penner Cascade Alcove.

For more information, call (866) 736-6377 or visit

Senior Furnishings

Legacy senior furnishings are designed and built to provide comfortable, homelike settings in long-term care environments. The Legacy Memories Collection offers solid hardwood casework, dovetail wood drawers, and optional thermofoil tops with spill-guard edges that meet clinical needs for durability and disinfection. Legacy seating features flexbacks, rockers, recliners, and gliders. Dining chairs can have front casters for easy mobility.

Legacy provides tables-from the lobby to the dining room, the game room to the craft room, the clinic to skilled nursing-with solid hardwood table tops or smooth, cleanable laminates or thermofoil. Tables are available with soft, safe urethane edges.

For more information, call (828) 459-7189 or visit

RUG Payment Analysis Tool

eHealth Data Solutions has developed a new set of payment analysis pages that allow you to see the impact of possible missed opportunities and inaccurate/incomplete documentation using your own data. These reports are designed to match documentation with your clinical record and highlight possible inconsistencies that may affect both your care planning and RUG scores.

Of particular interest to MDS coordinators, DONs, and reimbursement analysts, these pages can be used as an error correction vehicle, similar to the eHDS logic flags process, and as a planning tool. These pages provide the opportunity to think proactively regarding upcoming assessments, help you know which residents are on the horizon for assessments, and allow you to get properly reimbursed for all of the services you have provided.

For more information, call (888) 562-8906 or visit

Long-Term Living 2010 June;59(6):55-57

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