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January 1, 2008
by Maureen Hrehocik, Executive Editor
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Safety Footwear


Shoes For Crews® offers feminine athletic-style footwear designed specifically for the contour of a woman's foot, along with rugged durability and soothing comfort. The Athena has full-grain leather and water-resistant SFC III™ Slip-Resistant Outsoles. Features include a Featherlight Technology with a compressed foam midsole for added support and flexibility, and EnduraMax insoles that allow air to circulate throughout the shoe.

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Pressure-Management Mattress



With features that address wound prevention through stage IV pressure ulcers, Direct Supply's Panacea® foam and Panacea® Pulse™ powered mattresses provide supportive pressure management, help advance clinical care, and increase confidence in long-term care facilities while helping them to comply with F-tag 314. With superior pressure redistribution and tested compliance for entrapment guidelines, Panacea mattresses combine quality and affordability.

Backed by reliable warranties, Panacea foam mattresses feature the Integrity30™ fire barrier to comply with the new federal fire regulation 16 CFR 1633, plus CA #129 and TB 603.

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Synthetic Putting Greens





Quality, low-maintenance synthetic putting greens and practice areas from TourGreens® let residents enjoy chipping and putting even if they can't play a full course. TourGreens’ “golfscapes” include garden landscaping as well as undulations and contours built to strict PGA guidelines. A “water hazard” can take the form of a natural pond of a tranquil waterfall.

Golfers and non-golfers alike will enjoy TourGreens’ serene garden setting whether they are golfing, relaxing on comfortable seating, enjoying the company of friends, or just communing with nature.

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Elegant Casegoods



The Embassy Collection from Joerns Healthcare embodies cool sophistication with the use of crisp, clean lines throughout the body of the case. Sweeping curves in the base and rounded drawer fronts add to the look of the collection to suit almost any decor. Revere brushed nickel hardware is now standard for the Embassy Collection.

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Adjustable-Height Shampoo Bowl



Adjust-a-Sink by Accessible Systems is a shampoo bowl designed to provide a safer, more comfortable solution for hair care in facility salons. An easy-to-use foot pump allows the sink to be raised and lowered 12" to better accommodate a resident's physical limitations. The Adjust-a-Sink can be used with most wheelchairs, eliminating the need to transfer the resident from the wheelchair to the salon chair.

New features include a wider selection of bowl and laminate colors and smoother surfaces for cleanability. A 3-in-1 faucet combines the spray, faucet, and vacuum beaker into one fixture, along with new color-matched, durable powder-coated drain shrouds for a contemporary appearance.

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Non-Slip Footwear



SKECHERS new molded non-slip clogs have a full-length molded removable insole that provides extra comfort and support for walking and standing, and allows the use of custom insoles and orthotics. The closed heel design provides a secure fit and safety from walkouts. The clogs also feature a Mark II-tested, non-slip outsole that provides slip-resistance and a squeak-free walk. The closed forefoot prevents contamination issues and provides an extra level of safety.

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Adjustable Tables



Space Tables, Inc., offers adjustable fiberglass tables that accommodate wheelchairs and ensure proper positioning for all long-term care residents. Available in three sizes and a variety of colors, the U-shaped table is engineered to maximize outcomes in restorative feeding programs.

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Nature-Inspired Flooring



Lees’ NeoFloor™ NeoNaturals Collection combines the resilient flooring desired in healthcare facilities with the warmth, underfoot comfort, acoustics, slip resistance, and ease of maintenance of carpeting. Inspired by nature, the line is available in 13 authentic wood and 5 stone visuals, in 4' 11" wide rolls.

The collection also features Bioguard® by Lees, an antimicrobial treatment that controls bacteria, mold, and fungi growth. Bioguard's very short fibers form a durable, slip-resistant surface on a cushioned substrate, easily releasing dirt and dust that can be cleaned with the same machines used on resilient surfaces.

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