ASK ACTION PRODUCTS – KNOW YOUR CAREGIVERS

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 12:37:45 PM America/New_York

A caregiver is a person who takes responsibility for someone who cannot fully care for him or herself. Whether they are family members or trained professionals, caregivers need to have a very special combination of traits, including patience, alertness, and dependability. Read on...

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AKTON® POLYMER - AN IMPORTANT VARIABLE IN HOME-BASED CARE OUTCOMES

Monday, January 29, 2018 9:35:51 AM America/New_York

“In-home health care, clinicians recognize that the care setting – the home – is the inviolable domain of the patient.  Therefore, compared to the hospitalized patient, the home health care patient often has a greater role in determining how and even if certain interventions will be implemented,” authors Ellenbecker, Samia, Cushman, and Alster comment in An Evidence-Based Handbook for Nurses.  Read on...

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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:
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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...

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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...

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