Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare Introduces the P903 Expandable Low LTC Bed

By docadmin May 25, 2017 2:09 am

Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare introduced the P903 Full Electric Expandable Width Low Height Long-Term Care (LTC) Bed to its premium line of beds and bedding products today. Equipped with a wide selection of features and capable of supporting up to 600 lbs., this bed can ultimately help to reduce resident falls and staff injuries. The integrated width expansion option allows the caregiver to adjust the bed from 36″ to 42″ in a matter of seconds to accommodate residents of all shapes and sizes, and the integrated length expansion easily accommodates taller residents by expanding the length from 80″ to 88″. The P903 also features a dual-pedal floor lock braking system, under-mount LED lighting, handheld pendant control, synchronized hi/lo motors, adjustable more

National Foster Care Month: Empowering Caregivers, Strengthening Families

By docadmin May 19, 2017 6:09 am

Summary: National Foster Care Month celebrates the families and individuals who work with children in foster care. May is National Foster Care Month, which reminds us of the many children, youth, and families in our communities who lack a safe and stable home. Nearly 428,000 children and youth in the United States reside in foster care and are looking to be reunited with their families, or find another option like kinship care, guardianship or adoption. This year, our theme is “Empowering Caregivers, Strengthening Families.” We’re taking the time to honor the collective efforts of all who assist these young people and their families. Children and youth in foster care often face unique challenges, but the support they receive helps more

#MoveInMay for National Physical Fitness and Sports Month!

By docadmin May 11, 2017 3:01 pm

Summary: The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition encourages all Americans to #MoveInMay. Each year, the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition encourages all Americans to #MoveInMay. Why? Because it’s National Physical Fitness and Sports Month and what better time to focus on being active and becoming a healthier you! What’s your favorite activity or sport? Mine is racquetball. Old school, right? Well it’s a fun and exciting way to be active. I started at age 6, and I plan to play until I’m at least 86. Is there an activity you’d like to try or gym shoes you’d like to dust off? Go for it and share your move with us on Twitter @FitnessGov using #MoveInMay! Remember, more

Pills, Spills and Mix Ups: Tips for Medication Management

By docadmin May 4, 2017 4:02 am

I will never forget her confusion, the sudden decline in being able to care for herself or function. Overnight, she became debilitated and aged.  That “she” was my paternal grandmother, a woman who took on a bear by staring it down, ready to fire her gun if it moved. The bear knew she wasn’t kidding. When I rushed her to the hospital, I was shocked to learn that she had a severe electrolyte imbalance caused by three different doctors prescribing diuretics and blood pressure medications. None had checked to see what she was currently taking, none had told her what to stop. That was in 1982. Fast forward to 2016 and a phone call from a dear friend of more