Is there value in choosing the tub versus the shower?
Having a bath is very therapeutic.
It relaxes muscles, eases aches and pains and just the idea of a nice warm bath is soothing, but as people age there are many different aspects of their lives that make it difficult, impossible or downright dangerous to get in and out of a bath tub
Caring in Healthcare
The deepest Principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.
I came across this quote today as I was working on a presentation that I needed to revise and deliver to a group of personal support workers at a long term care facility. The topic is “PSW’s Role in Wound Care” and it really made me reflect on the numerous comments I usually get when I stand in front of a group and state the topic.
You are probably wondering how any of this even relates.
About The Flu Virus Shot
As the colder weather approaches, questions surrounding getting the flu shot begin to arise. Will you get your flu shot this year? Some say no to the flu shot as their past experiences may have been that they contracted the flu immediately after getting the flu shot.
Advocacy & Funding
Since the Rifton TRAM came out just four weeks ago we have been getting frequent requests for a sample letter of medical necessity for this item. Because the device offers the unique functions of seat-to-seat transfers, sit-to-stand transfers, and supported ambulation, justification is more complex and each function of the Rifton TRAM needs to be considered thoroughly in the letter…
Wound Care – Understanding the various types of wounds and an overview of products available.
I had the pleasure of co presenting the basics of wound care and product decision to a large group of health care professionals, At our Eglington store last week for our monthly lunch and learn.
I would like to start off by saying that the toronto area is blessed to have such amazing clinical resources…
Wound Care Lunch & Learn
Lunch & Learn on “Wound Care – “Pressure Redistribution, Risk Assessments & Surface Selection”. We received an overwhelming response with over 50 attendees, definitely a full house and a great presentation!
What is a Microclimate?
In relation to pressure ulcer development, microclimate was initially a term used to describe three aspects of the interface between the skin and a support surface — skin temperature, humidity and air movement. In early pressure ulcer publications, the maintenance of a favourable microclimate was seen to be a key modifier of the ability of skin and underlying soft tissue to withstand prolonged stress (eg. pressure and shear). However, the concept has been largely overlooked since the 1970′s.
Did you know that all behaviour has meaning?
Usually behaviour is due to an unmet need. So why then is it so difficult to care for someone with dementia? I believe people struggle because we forget that it may be as simple as going back to the basics. If we understand that behaviors such as agitation, repetitive questions, shadowing or uncooperativeness can be very frustrating to the caregiver but are part of a brain dysfunction linked to dementia, and that dementia itself does not create these behaviors; we can better care for someone with dementia.
Elder Abuse- The Hidden Crime
As much as we do not want to believe that abuse of any sort is possible especially to an older adult, the harsh reality is that elder abuse does occur and occurs in many different forms.
To better understand and therefore help put an end to this horrible issue we must first understand what elder abuse is.
Strong Partnership. Right Patient Care.
We are extremely pleased to announce that we have entered into an exclusive, strategic partnership for the Long Term Care market segment.
Motion Specialties will rent and sell KCI’s high quality Therapeutic Surface products to the Ontario Long-Term Care, Home Care and Third Party Insurance markets. Motion Specialties’ strong clinical focus partners well with KCI’s desire in providing the right patient care.
What Services Would Benefit Your Home?
Motion Specialties has partnered with Surge Learning to offer your home a complete and easy to use program for all your education needs. Web based e-learning modules at your staff’s fingertips available anytime anywhere. This versatile e-learning program offers you the ability to select the training modules that you need, record live events, and maintain an attendance record of all your education and training.