Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Hospice and Nursing Homes Blog: Certified Nursing Assistants’ (CNAs) Elderspeak Vi...

Hospice and Nursing Homes Blog: Certified Nursing Assistants’ (CNAs) Elderspeak Vi...: What is elderspeak? Essentially it’s baby talk that most adults would not think of using in conversations with other adults. As a hospi...

Monday, June 29, 2015

OSHA to Aggressively Pursue Nursing's High Injury Rate

OSHA investigators to investigate hospitals' experience with nursing's high injury rate due to patient lifting.


We welcome this effort, but point out that this same PHYSICAL burden presents in other settings:  skilled nursing facilities AND patients' homes.

Why not also look at equipment design that help patients move themselves? Addresses so many issues at the same time:  patient AND staff staff, patient AND staff satisfaction.  With the added benefit of helping the many family caregivers out there who struggle with the same patient lifting challenges!

Monday, May 11, 2015

NASA's Toileting Experience

Read how this nationally-known Information Tech expert tracked his own stool samples, identifying his underlying health issues missed by MDs whose diagnostic tools and approaches are NOT keeping up with digital innovations!   http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/national/2015/05/09/the-revolution-will-be-digitized/

Let's bring this new way of thinking to the toileting caregiving experience:  All parts of the body deserve respect and can inform our health!

Saturday, March 7, 2015


Check out this website for an innovative, streamlined wheelchair.  It may not be for every wheelchair-er, but just like in all other consumer products, it provides a substantive choice for those able to use it.

The business model is a challenge from a social equity point of view:  Price tag is $10,000.

http://whill.us/blog/james-brings-joy-to-his-community/ test drive http://whill.us/testdrive/
This is a great video from "Caring Across Generations" which captures "dignity of aging" so well!  Also note the targeted message midway through regarding the wage rate of homecare workers . . .https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1105104182848630

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Wheelchair Users: People who Take Action

Crystal Evans seeks a new image for wheelchair users. This is a story from Boston about a woman living with a neuromuscular disease who figures out a way to use her power wheelchair to shovel snow, helping not just herself but her neighbors too!