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Covid – 19:  Recuperation and rehabilitation

Covid – 19: Recuperation and rehabilitation

The term rehabilitation is being used far more frequently in the press recently for good reason, but does everyone understand what it really is?   Rehabilitation is a set of interventions needed when a person is experiencing or is likely[...]
Southfield Fire Department, Michigan

Southfield Fire Department, Michigan

Southfield Fire Department serves the 175,000 citizens of Southfield and Lathrup Village, which includes a large elderly community.  The department has 88 staff members and 5 fires stations located across the region. In 2014, the busiest year on record, firefighters[...]
First Responders: Time To Talk About Your Bad Day At Work

First Responders: Time To Talk About Your Bad Day At Work

First responders are always there to help us, but who’s there to help them? It can’t be easy or pleasant to spend every single working day seeing people upset, hurt, in agonizing pain or close to death. It’s important to[...]
Virtual Reality Helps Lonely Long Term Care Residents

Virtual Reality Helps Lonely Long Term Care Residents

Unfortunately, many residents in senior living communities can experience long periods of time without a visit from a family member or friend. The daily amount of socialization a resident has is usually with members of staff or when they take[...]
8 Simple Steps To Avoiding Arthritis In Later Life

8 Simple Steps To Avoiding Arthritis In Later Life

Helping people with arthritis is one of our top priorities here at Mangar Health. In fact, it’s why we were founded in the first place, with our founder inventing the original bath lift to help an elderly relative with arthritis.[...]
15 Celebs You Didn’t Know Were Living With Arthritis

15 Celebs You Didn’t Know Were Living With Arthritis

Arthritis is an ‘umbrella’ term used to describe any condition affecting someone’s joints. Symptoms can range from joint pain to stiffness to redness, warmth, swelling and a decreased range of motion in the affected joints. The onset of arthritis can[...]
A History Of Arthritis Infographic

A History Of Arthritis Infographic

Arthritis can have a terrible impact on people of all ages, genders and walks of life and has been known to man by a variety of names since before recorded history began. Little was known of the various diseases under[...]
Care Home’s 1940s Transformation Helps Dementia Patients

Care Home’s 1940s Transformation Helps Dementia Patients

Making the move to a new retirement home can be a nerve-wracking thing to do, especially if you’re living with dementia.  All the unfamiliar surroundings, sounds and new smells can be daunting and a lot to take in. It’s not[...]
Dementia Residents And Their Diet

Dementia Residents And Their Diet

Currently, there are 5.7 million Americans living with dementia and if you’re a carer then you may be used to providing care and support to a resident who is living with this condition. Dementia occurs when there has been damage[...]
Pressure Ulcers: What Are They And How Can You Prevent Them

Pressure Ulcers: What Are They And How Can You Prevent Them

What Is A Pressure Ulcer? Simply put, a pressure ulcer is localised damage that occurs to the skin and/or the underlying tissue caused by unrelieved pressure. Ulcers can range from mild damage (typical you’d notice it as a red patch[...]
Infographic: How To Talk To Someone With Cerebral Palsy

Infographic: How To Talk To Someone With Cerebral Palsy

Sometimes it can feel a little uncomfortable taling to someone with cerebral palsy because you might not know what to ask or even how to ask it. Here are just a few suggestions that might help overcome any initial hesitations and help you form[...]
8 Celebrities With Cerebral Palsy

8 Celebrities With Cerebral Palsy

For those of you who didn’t know exactly what it is or how it affects people, Cerebral Palsy is a group of permanent movement disorders. Signs of the illness usually appear in early childhood but signs and symptoms can vary[...]
9 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About Arthritis

9 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About Arthritis

  It’s long been known that the symptoms of arthritis can be relived by a long soak in a hot bath. The trouble a lot of people can have with that though is getting in and out of the bath.[...]
Info-graphic: Reducing Worker Injuries In The LTC Sector

Info-graphic: Reducing Worker Injuries In The LTC Sector

Thousands of sick days are lost every year to incorrect manual handling techniques in the LTC sector.     The Mangar Camel is an emergency lifting cushions designed to lift the frailest individual to a bariatric patient from the floor[...]
Info-graphic: Reducing Worker Injuries For EMT’s

Info-graphic: Reducing Worker Injuries For EMT’s

Thousands of sick days are lost every year to incorrect manual handling techniques in the EMS sector.     The Mangar ELK is an emergency lifting cushions designed to lift the frailest individual to a bariatric patient from the floor in a[...]
Norwegian Paralympic Team travelling to South Korea get a lift from the Mangar Camel and ELK

Norwegian Paralympic Team travelling to South Korea get a lift from the Mangar Camel and ELK

Mangar Health’s Camel and ELK lifting cushions will be travelling to the winter Paralympics in Pyong Chang , South Korea this March, to support the Norwegian team.   L-R: Cato Zahl Pedersen, Hilde Mosby Berge and Tor Arild Mortveit Mangar[...]
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