2015 August

Month: August 2015

Patient Lifts

PMC  August 28, 2015    pmc  Jeff Conner

patient lift

A patient lift is an assistive device that allows patients in hospitals, nursing homes, or those receiving home health care, who cannot lift themselves, or are otherwise mobility challenged, to be transferred between a bed, a chair, a wheelchair, or a commode.…

Pool Lifts

PMC  August 14, 2015    pmc  Jeff Conner

pool lift

In 1990, the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush. The ADA is one of America’s most comprehensive pieces of civil rights legislation in that it guarantees that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else to participate in the mainstream of American life — to enjoy employment opportunities, to purchase goods and services, and to participate in state and local government programs and services.…

Making Bathrooms Safe for Seniors

PMC  August 1, 2015    pmc  Jeff Conner

shower chair

We like to think that our bathrooms are safe and private places – places where accidents don’t generally happen. But it doesn’t take a lot for a bathroom to become a dangerous place for a frail or elderly senior. According to a recent study from the U.S.…