THIS MONTH, OUR NATION HONORS CAREGIVERS

Monday, October 30, 2017 10:44:11 AM America/New_York

It’s Thanksgiving season, and, for an increasing number of adult children, that means more than turkey and fixin’s. It’s the time, for many, to visit aging parents and to communicate directly with those parents’ caregivers.

This year, the National Family Caregivers Month Sample proclamation for state and local governments reads as follows:
Read on...

Read More

LOOKING TO THE FUTURE WITH ACTION PRODUCTS CO-OWNER CHRIS McELROY

Thursday, August 10, 2017 1:23:42 PM America/New_York

Looking back to the early 1970s, when Action Products was in its infancy, veteran employee and co-owner Chris McElroy recalls the company manufacturing its Akton® polymer wheelchair and bed pads in space rented from a dairy farm. Read on...

Read More

PRESERVING HOME HEALTHCARE PATIENT AUTONOMY WHILE PREVENTING PRESSURE ULCERS

Monday, July 10, 2017 2:04:11 PM America/New_York

“Findings…suggest that pressure ulcer prevention in the home health care setting is more complex than that in hospitals and nursing homes,” reports PubMed.org. Why more complex?

The high degree of patient autonomy in the home setting, limited oversight of informal caregivers by professional clinicians, and situational variables unique to each home all contribute to the challenge faced by patients and their caregivers in preventing pressure ulcers, the NCBI authors explain. Read on...

Read More

PRESSURE ULCER PREVENTION IN PALLIATIVE CARE OF PRIMARY CONCERN

Thursday, June 15, 2017 3:48:32 PM America/New_York

“The goals of palliative wound care are stabilization of existing wounds, prevention of new wounds if possible, and symptom management of complications to improve patient comfort, well-being, and quality of life,” Torrie Burt, MSN, CRNP explains in the Annals of Long-Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging.

At Action Products, we’re keenly aware that in elderly persons, particularly those who reside in hospital or long term care settings, but even those who are cared for at home, pressure ulcers are common. Read on...

Read More

This is the second of several interviews conducted by our blog editor with health service providers who interact with wheelchair-bound and home healthcare patients.

Read More