September 27, 2019

Pride swells in Donald when he talks about caring for his father. The tall veteran who raised him taught him about baseball, cars and good character. His father had always been his role model – and his biggest supporter. “Dad cheered the loudest for me. I could always...

September 5, 2019

As a project manager, Naomi analyzed every approach and element of plans to find all unanticipated risks and hazards. She had to apply these skills to her role as caregiver after a frightening accident with her aunt Mary.

Mary began living with Naomi after she had shoul...

Taking care of a patient or loved one can be challenging at times. We would like to share a few suggestions to consider:

  •  As a caregiver, it is important to have a positive attitude.  Take into consideration  the patients condition and the life changes they are expe...

Moving a patient from one location to another is a serious task that requires the proper equipment and the right techniques for lifting, supporting, and transporting the patient carefully and securely.

At the center of this discussion is not only safety for the patient...

Repetitive lifting and transfers can be challenging. To lift individuals in a healthcare setting or at home with safety and security in mind, you need a way to perform the task in a manner that provides balance, leverage and control. 

Using proper lifts means you are le...

With musculoskeletal disorders responsible for almost 50% of injuries among nurses and nursing staff, healthcare settings must address responsible and safe patient handling and mobility issues.

When your organization invests in professional development for staff, it pay...

Let’s face it. For most of us our home is our sanctuary of peace and tranquility from the hustle and bustle of the world. We work all of our lives to make our home comfortable and the ideal place to grow old in.

As we age, there are many issues that can impact our healt...

Are the Golden Years Really Golden?

Even with today’s technological advances, Senior adults feel more alone and isolated than ever before. 18% of Seniors live alone and 43% of Seniors reported that they feel lonely on a regular basis. The alarming fact with these statis...

Not Your Great Grandma’s Old Folks Home

There’s a stigma in the mind of many Senior adults who think of Assisted Living Facilities as the Old Folk’s Home of days gone by. Many of them believe that moving out of their own homes is a move toward losing independence and ju...

What makes hospitals such hazardous workplaces?
Unique risks: Hospital workers lift, reposition, and transfer patients who have limited mobility. Other unique risks include needlesticks and violence.  Unique culture:  Caregivers feel an ethical duty to “do no harm” to...

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