Innovation: Smart bandages for the treatment of chronic, non-healing wounds
Now, a group of researchers from Tufts University have done just that–developed a “smart bandage” that has the ability to monitor a chronic wound for infection, and deliver antibiotics, growth factors or even pain medicine if needed. “The smart bandage we created, with pH and temperature sensors and antibiotic drug delivery, is really a prototype...
Illuminate HC signs contract to manage 9 nursing homes in Detroit, Grand Rapids
"The economics of post-hospital care have shifted, but the delivery model is stuck in the 20th century," Zuckerman said. "Change is needed to compete in an environment where patients in skilled-care facilities have more complex needs, margins are shrinking, and performance improvements are increasingly important to boost facility reimbursement levels."
Illuminate Eyes Regional Skilled Nursing Growth After ManorCare Acquisitions
Illuminate is using the brand SKLD, pronounced “skilled,” to brand the nursing home assets that it manages. Any services that face the families and patients will be known as SKLD. Technology is a particular focus for the young firm. Illuminate is developing a proprietary logistics system that incorporates the use of wearable devices. Staff will be the primary users of the wearable devices and there are some ideas in the works for using them with patients.
A provider out to solve the turnover problem ‘once and for all’
There's a new player on the long-term care scene and it makes no small plans for its nursing homes. Illuminate HC is its name, and the moniker itself is a show of the creativity behind its leaders.
Could This Medicine Cabinet Staple Ward Off Alzheimer’s?
The protein Abeta 42–which is indicative of Alzheimer’s disease if present in elevated levels–can be tested for as early as age 55. Canadian neuroscientist Dr. Patrick McGeer and his wife, Dr. Edith McGeer, suggest individuals found to have an elevated level of Abeta 42 begin taking daily ibuprofen to ward off the disease. More to...
Nursing satisfaction is a win-win-win for nurses, employers and patients.
At Illuminate HC, we're working on solutions to improve satisfaction and care of both patients AND their skilled nursing teams. We’re taking a hard look at staffing models, technology innovations and wages to address the serious issue of skilled care teams being stretched too far.