Product Focus

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.

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

Safety Footwear

Cradle your feet in comfort and safety with Comfortably Yours from Shoes for Crews. This water-resistant full-grain leather shoe with the exclusive SFC Mighty Grip slip-resistant outsole ensures durability. Shock absorbing outsole, cushioned insoles, and steel shanks are added for comfort and support. Available in black and white for both men and women.

For more information, call (866) 667-5477 or visit

Lateral Support Cushion

The Skil-Care Adjustable Lateral Support helps to properly position the resident in a wheelchair, geri-chair, or any utility chair. It can be adjusted in height or width.

Skil-Care is a domestic manufacturer, providing products in the area of wheelchair cushions, decubitus ulcer prevention, wheelchair and bed position, fall alarms, bariatric cushions/positioning, and a universal exercise aid.

For more information, call (800) 431-2972 or visit

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.

For information, call (800) 717-3626 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, call (800) 554-9215 or visit

Medical Assist Bar

The NOA Medical Assist Bar was designed to provide a sturdy support for residents to grasp while getting in and out of bed, and for assistance in sitting up and repositioning. The NOA Assist Bar meets all FDA requirements regarding entrapment. It mounts directly to flat steel bed frames for stability and rigidity. The Assist Bar is available in right side, left side, and universal models.

For more information, call (800) 633-6068 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

Gliding Mattress

Invacare’s Solace® Resolution Gliding Mattress (shown with its cover removed) features an upper foam section of the mattress that moves independent of the lower stationary foam section, minimizing skin shear and friction, which are contributing factors in pressure ulcer development.

For more information, call (800) 668-2337 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 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

Bariatric Low Bed

The Med-Max 8000 from Med-Mizer, Inc., incorporates features that can be used for both bariatric and conventional long-term care applications. The bed has a weight capacity of 800 lbs, and a low position of 9″. The sleeping surface is comprised of four aesthetically pleasing, smooth-sided, “box tubular” sections that adjust from 35″ to 39″, 4″, and 48″ widths. The Med-Max 8000 offers ease of portability. Its four sections bolt together in a package, resting on four casters for one-person delivery. Each section weighs less than 100 lbs. The bed travels straight up and down, which helps avoid caster movement during operation. A clear span under the bed provides unobstructed access for lifts.

For more information, call (812) 932-2345 or visit


The Adphibian extractor/scrubber from Advance eliminates the need for two machines to clean carpets and hard floors. The industry’s first full-function extractor and scrubber, Adphibian offers simple operation for cleaning hard floors and carpets on a single platform. Operators can switch from scrubbing to extracting in just 30 seconds, with the touch of a button and change of a hose. By replacing two machines with one, Adphibian reduces equipment investment costs and simplifies operator training.

Both extraction and scrubbing modes use Advance’s AXP detergent-dispensing system. AXP eliminates operator guesswork by accurately measuring detergent at the recommended ratio. Detergent is then dispensed at the correct ratio just as solution is applied to the floor-minimizing the use of both water and detergent.

For more information, call (800) 850-5559 or visit

Long-Term Living 2009 September;58(9):60-61

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