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Long Term Care: Is there such thing as a "perfect" seating system?

In the nursing home, I often felt, as the head OT, I was expected to be not only a therapist but also a miracle worker.

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Wound Development: So Much More Than Pressure

More times than we would like to admit, when we think of wound development, our minds automatically think PRESSURE. That is not entirely wrong as...

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Standard Leg Rests vs Elevating Leg Rests: The Better Choice

As we age, many changes occur to our muscles, bones, and joints. Our body becomes very rigid –like an ironing board – instead of moving in...

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Edema Control: Why Elevating Leg Rests are not the best option

How many times do we get a referral for “Mr. Smith” because he has an increase in lower extremity (LE) swelling, and the nursing home would like you to...

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MYTH: New Cushions Solve All Seating Issues

"All we have to do is get a new cushion when there are seating issues."

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Wheelchair Positioning Misconception: Asymmetry is BAD

We often get referrals for nursing home residents who are sitting poorly in their chairs. At first glance, we see a person all hunched over in the...

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Wheelchair Positioning Misconception: Always Strive for 90-90-90

To continue our discussion on misconceptions of wheelchair positioning in the LTC setting, I want to focus on a common positioning myth. It goes hand...

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Why K0001/K0002 Chairs are NOT the Economical Choice in Long Term Care

In last week’s blog we acknowledged how exhausting working in LTC settings can be due to all the hats a LTC therapist must wear. We are expected to be...

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10 Common Wheelchair Seating and Positioning Misconceptions in LTC

Working in long term care (LTC) can be difficult because we as LTC therapists are expected to be specialists in just about everything we can specialize...

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Wound Care: Controlling Microclimate

Controlling MICROCLIMATE is very important in the prevention and during the healing phase of a wound. Now that we understand how it is created, we can...

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