New Study Finds That Using Smart Bed Technology® Solution Dramatically Reduces Pressure Ulcers in Long-Term Care Residents

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CAMPBELL, Calif. and LONGWOOD, Fla.–A landmark new study on the prevention of pressure ulcers found that using Smart Bed Technology® to drive compliance to patient repositioning protocols had a dramatic effect on reduction and prevention of pressure ulcers among residents of long-term care centers. Pressure ulcers are one of the largest and most persistent problems in healthcare worldwide, especially in …

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Jury hands down $14 million negligent care verdict to ‘send message’ to nursing homes

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Jury sends message to Nursing Home A Massachusetts jury has awarded $14 million to the family of a nursing home resident who died due to a pressure ulcer, dehydration and other conditions linked to negligent care, according to local news reports. The majority of the award — $12.5 million — is for punitive damages. Superior Court Judge Peter B. Krupp …

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Dignity Award Gold won by Archie Hendricks Sr. SNF

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Elizabeth Leis Newman at A skilled nursing facility that sits on a Native American reservation has taken Gold in the Dignity category for the third annual McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Awards. Archie Hendricks Sr. Skilled Nursing Facility, located on the Tohono O’odham Reservation in southern Arizona, created a television station to help residents “feel part of the nursing home …

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Gold Award in High Tech/High Touch goes to Abramson Center for Jewish Life

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As reported by Elizabeth Leis Newman at The Polisher Researcher Institute of the Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life developed a new tool called the Match-Quality Indicator in order to help residents maximize their activities based on preferences. The project won it the Gold Award in the High Tech/High Touch category of the McKnight’s Excellence in Technology …