Pain and Comfort

SIX WAYS TO PREVENT PRESSURE ULCERS (BED SORES)

Tracy E. Bingaman, MSPAS, PA-C   Pressure Ulcers, also known as Bed Sores, can be prevented by relieving pressure, reducing friction, early identification, proper nutrition, regular exercise, and attentive skin care. Read on for six ways to prevent pressure ulcers....

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MANAGING YOUR LOVED ONES MEDICATIONS AT HOME

Tracy E. Bingaman, PA-C, MSPAS When a loved one is discharged home from the hospital or rehabilitation facility, they likely have started, stopped, or changed one or more medications. It is vitally important to review and understand what the new medications are and...

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HOSPITAL BED MATTRESSES 101

When choosing a hospital bed mattress, you should think about comfort, skin protection, bed mobility, and incontinence issues. Most hospital bed mattresses will have a fluid resistant cleanable cover, but the mattresses themselves can be very different from one...

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FIVE ADVANTAGES OF HAVING A HOSPITAL BED AT HOME

In-home care providers often overlook their loved one’s need for a hospital bed at home. Hospital beds can be a crucial tool to help ensure the safety and comfort of patients and care providers alike. Read on to discover five ways a hospital bed could be helpful for you and your loved one. read more

CUSHIONS 101

Cushions aren’t just for comfort,  they can also improve positioning and protect your skin.  Like any other piece of medical equipment, cushions come in a variety of sizes and materials, and they can support many different weight categories. Selecting the right...

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FOUR STAGES OF PRESSURE ULCERS (BED SORES)

Tracy E. Bingaman, MSPAS, PA-C Pressure Ulcers are a common problem that can plague patients and caregivers at home. It is important to understand what Pressure Ulcers are so that you can closely be monitoring your patient for signs or symptoms of ulceration.  Stage...

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LIFT CHAIRS 101

Just like any other piece of furniture, Lift Chairs are available in different styles and with different options. The most important considerations when choosing a lift chair, are weight capacity and the desired positioning options. You will also have choice of...

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WHAT IS AN AIR OVERLAY?

  What is an air overlay?  An air overlay looks very similar to a swimming pool raft. It is approximately 2-3” thick, and has a small pump that hooks on the foot of the bed. Most overlays have an adjustment knob to increase or decrease the amount of air pressure...

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