The "Zero Lift" Blog

Get the Pressure Off!

Pressure ulcers occur in both institutional and home settings and affect more than 2.5 million people annually in the US according to the CDC. They can have devastating medical, emotional and financial consequences. A pressure ulcer is an area of skin that breaks down when something keeps pressing or rubbing against the skin. Generally, pressure ulcers occur when a...

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"Invisible work" Toll Among Family and Unpaid Caregivers

From “NIH Research Matters” (February 2016, National Institutes of Health):

Unpaid caregivers who helped with the health care of older adults experienced emotional, physical, and financial difficulties, as well as lower work productivity. The findings provide a better understanding of the unmet needs and challenges of this often invisible workforce, which plays a key role in the health...
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Can Temporary Immobility Lead to Long term Consequences?

In 2008 a critical care specialist at Johns Hopkins, Dale Needham, M.D., Ph.D, reviewed studies of intensive care unit (ICU) patients and data from The Johns Hopkins Hospital and concluded that the routine use of deep sedation and bed rest in ICU patients may be causing unnecessary and long-term physical impairment and poor quality of life after hospital discharge....

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A Growing Public Health Concern: Falls and Fall Prevention

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (via the National Council on Aging or NCOA):

One-third of Americans aged 65+ fall each year. Every 13 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall; every 20 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall. Falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of nonfatal trauma-related...
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AgileLife Comes to Life, Click and See it Live!

Author: Ray Curatolo

We are pleased to announce the release of Next Health’s new and improved website- As a company, Next Health has grown in staff, location, size and client base. That growth and our desire to share our solution for those who need it, their loved ones and caregivers prompted the need for a refreshed...

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