Bacteria and other harmful pathogens pose a serious risk to those being bathed in a health care setting. These pathogens can come from the surfaces of improperly cleaned and disinfected bathing equipment or “cross-contamination,” and from the residents themselves, or “self-infection”. Apollo, with its Remedy® ultraviolet light water purification system is the only bathing system manufacturer that […]
Bacteria and other harmful pathogens pose a serious risk to those being bathed in a healthcare setting. These pathogens can come from the surfaces of improperly cleaned and disinfected bathing equipment or “cross-contamination,” and from the residents themselves, or “self-infection”. Apollo, with its patented Remedy® ultraviolet light water purification system is the only bathing system […]
Low-tech treatments and prevention efforts for pressure ulcers — such as pressure-reduction foam mattresses and foam cleansers — could lower costs for long-term care facilities, a Canadian study has found. “Something relatively easy” that will have “a relatively large impact,” is how one principal investigator characterized it. In phone surveys with directors of care from 26 […]
Researchers say they nearly eliminated deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria in a study encompassing 50 patient rooms at two medical facilities by using a specific spectrum of ultraviolet light. Short-wave ultraviolet radiation has been used to sterilize equipment as well as purify air and water…Read the full article online at McKnights.com.
A portable device that emits UV-C light destroyed vancomycin-resistant enterococci, Acinetobacter, and Clostridium difficile from rooms where patients infected with those bacteria had been housed, results from a small study demonstrated. “There is growing evidence that the environment can be a source for acquisition of bad bugs,” lead study investigator Dr. Deverick J. Anderson said […]
The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs offers a unique program, with the goal to keep veterans in their own homes. View the video above of a November 2013 broadcast on KSTP 5 Eyewitness News to learn more about the Minnesota Veterans Adult Day Center, where a spa room offers bathing as a service to veterans […]
At the 2014 National LeadingAge Convention, attendees could participate in a “Virtual Dementia Tour®” provided by Second Wind Dreams®, where one could experience, to a certain extent, the challenges people with dementia face in their daily lives. A group of Apollo staff jumped into participating, to gain better insight on what the “dementia experience” is […]
The Virtual Dementia Tour was featured on ABCs Nightline in July 2010. View the Nightline video above to watch Primetime’s Cynthia McFadden participate in the tour, along with Blane Wilson, whose mother Lawanda is fighting an ongoing battle with Alzheimer’s. After the tour, both expressed similar reactions and emotions, and Cynthia shared that she found […]