High Acuity Healthcare Products

The need for specialized, high acuity healthcare and nursing products is growing across senior care, including in Assisted Living facilities. As communities adapt to the changing population of senior patients, you can rely on Direct Supply as a single, trustworthy source for essential medical products and healthcare equipment that meets the challenges of high acuity care.

Whether the care for your patient’s acuity is temporary for an illness or fall, or long-term for a medical condition, explore high acuity care solutions that help your community:

• Enhance overall community care for low acuity and high acuity patient level needs

• Allow Assisted Living residents to remain in their current community settings as their needs change

• Help your staff provide the optimal level of care for acuity patients

Learn more about High Acuity

What does High Acuity mean in Healthcare?

In healthcare, the scale of acuity is a way to measure the amount and intensity of care a patient needs:

There are two types of patient acuity levels of low acuity and high acuity. Here are the key differences. Low Acuity vs: High Acuity:

  • Low Acuity Patients:
    • Medically stable seniors are considered to be low acuity
  • High Acuity Patients:
    • Senior patients who are severely ill or require complex care are considered to be high acuity patients

As acuity rises in the senior care and Assisted Living industries, facilities must be prepared with the proper healthcare equipment and nursing products to care for their patients.

Caregiver treating an elderly patient

What are High Acuity products?

High acuity nursing products is a category of healthcare equipment vital for patients with severe injuries or complex care needs. Common high acuity products in senior care include positioning devices and recliners, sit-to-stand and floor lifts and slings, several varieties of wheelchairs and cushions, as well as connected and nonconnected wheelchair scales.

Top Acuity Healthcare Products For Patients By Condition

Depending on the unique conditions of your acuity patients, these are a few products to help you provide optimal care:

Why are High Acuity products so important for senior care residents?

Aging seniors seek to remain in settings most comfortable for them. High acuity products allow senior care residents to remain comfortable and safe in their current setting, such as an Assisted Living community. These products help them avoid any further complications or discomfort that may force them to change care settings.

Direct Supply Atlas Sit-To-Stand Lift in a patient room

How can you choose the right High Acuity products?

Below are a few factors to consider when vetting high acuity patient products for your healthcare community and the care potential they bring. Positioning plays an absolutely critical role in the well-being of high acuity patients and can lead to the following acuity healthcare improvements:

  • Improve support: For wheelchairs, consider not only weight capacity and size restrictions, but also many of the other comfort features like cushions that support proper alignment.
  • Improve respiratory exchange and resident stimulation: Look at the overall mechanics and posture of your high acuity residents in wheelchairs – proper positioning and support can improve respiratory exchange and encourage resident stimulation. Keep in mind, you can often find
  • Improve costs: Cost-effective solutions for positive clinical outcomes in certain high acuity settings are available with products like lifts, slings and scales.

The carefully curated products on this page represent some excellent choices of High Acuity products available. If you have further questions about selecting the right product for your residents’ unique high acuity needs, contact your account manager at 1-866-300-4074 or fill out our contact form.

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