Fort Collins, CO (PRWEB) July 22, 2014
LIVENGOOD, the Colorado-based provider of patient mobility platforms, announced today the release of its Recovery-in-Reality series, which chronicles a patient journey to healing, and how mobility can greatly increase the quality of patient care. The first featured patient is Roy A. of Fort Collins, Colo.
The first patient journey in the series takes a close look at how 82-year-old Roy’s hospital stay following a gallbladder removal was significantly shortened and improved due in large part to the mobility afforded to him by the LIVENGOOD PACE.
“The first time out of bed I had an IV pole and I had to pull it behind me while leaning my other arm over my wife. I almost fell over when an uneven spot in the flooring caused the IV pole to tip," said Roy. "The next day I received the PACE and the physical therapist hooked my IV and oxygen directly to it. I was able to do three laps around the unit without any help. I don't know why every hospital doesn't offer these platforms. They make a huge difference!”
The LIVENGOOD PACE is the only solution in the market today that fully addresses the major challenge of mobilizing patients. The PACE is designed to simplify ambulation by keeping all of the patient’s equipment with them wherever they go. The increase in ease and efficiency it offers significantly improves the hospital experience for both patient and staff. The following hospital departments in particular have shown a proven value in using the PACE:
- ICU/Cardiology: Early Mobility
- Medical/Post-Surgical: Frequent Ambulation
- Oncology: Empowerment
- Rehabilitation: ADL Efficiency
“Stories like Roy’s really highlight one of the most important factors in patient care - being mobile. In order to get our patients mobile and to accelerate healing, we need to provide them with proper, safe tools,” said founder Dr. Joseph Livengood. “After Roy was able to move on his own terms, his healing accelerated and he was much happier with his hospital experience.”
For more information about LIVENGOOD and the PACE, visit us online at http://www.livengoodmed.com.
LIVENGOOD is dedicated to making patient mobility safe and efficient for patients and their caregivers. By designing solutions with patient recovery in mind we also help caregivers and hospitals achieve their goals of providing better, more cost-effective care.