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24-Hour Care: Look to today, tomorrow, the future

August 28, 2017Brad Peterson

A. We have learned the importance of completing a comprehensive assessment of needs and choosing the right mix of products. It was not long ago that we discovered the power of connectivity and the ability to access information on demand on our phones. In our world of complex rehabilitation, we have similar exciting new solutions, especially when it comes to providing 24-hour care tomorrow and in the future.TomorrowPower wheelchairs have the capability to be individualized and the electronics learn...

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24-Hour Care: Assess need-want and environment

July 31, 2017Brad Peterson

A. An important part of 24-hour care is successful implementation, with the goal of improving function, activity, participation and quality of life for the individual.The starting point is a comprehensive assessment of the individual's and the caregiver's needs and lifestyle, specific to their environments. By assessing and understanding the need, it's clear how to implement the provision of equipment, services and care over the 24-hour period.The assessment process will require an all-inclusive...

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24-Hour Care: Bridge the gap

June 26, 2017Brad Peterson

A. Providers play a vital role in the partnership of 24-hour care. By being a knowledgeable equipment resource, you can bridge the gap by providing input and training on equipment used over the 24-hour care period to stakeholders in an individual's care plan.Most of us have a level of awareness and knowledge about benefits associated with good care and the effects on an individual's respiration, pressure care, safe patient handling, posture and the various equipment solutions associated with undertaking...

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24-Hour Care: Consider interlinked needs

May 23, 2017Brad Peterson

A. Tick, Tock, Tick. Consider all the pressure care, mobility, respiratory and positioning equipment available to your business. While many times we may only focus on pressure and posture care for a small portion of the day, gravity is on duty 24/7, 365, and your product offerings must consider the round-the-clock positioning and skin protection needs of the consumer.It's vital that pressure care is addressed both during lying and sitting over the 24-hour period, hence 24-hour care. Whether lying...

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