Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Slowing DOWN To Catch UP to the FUTURE

 Rand-Scot had to slow down to catch up with our future production. Moving into our new space 6 months ago, I believed and had planned on paper a very different scenario than what actually happened. General Dwight D. Eisenhower, said “Plans are essential, but worthless.”  He was right.  BUT!!!!
WE DID IT!  WE DID IT!  WE FINALLY DID IT!  It took longer than we planned, and it’s over!  Our home of 36 years was put on the auction block and it went to a new owner.  May the new owners be good stewards of this place that became more than just a building to Rand-Scot and our Crew, it became our home away from home.  We could all put our cars in ‘cruise’ and they’d find their own way there!
Everyone understands the one thing that is Constant, is Change, especially in our new fast pace, digital electronic world.  Rand-Scot’s change is the downsizing of space and how we’re integrating into our new ‘Diggs’.  We are now ‘outsourcing’ some of our manufacturing processes to a long standing, good old American manufacturing company, here in our own home town of Fort Collins, Design Metals Manufacturing, whose building we are now sharing.  Rand-Scot is no longer standing in two places.  A final signed, sealed and delivered into our future!
The quality products that Rand-Scot has produced for the last 36 years, are still the same.  All Saratoga Cycles and the EasyPivot Patient Lifts, designed for optimum patient AND caregiver needs, are still made with strong heavy gauge steel and finished with quality accessories for long term care.  Our BBD cushions provide excellent preventative care against pressure sores – decubiti ulcers.    
The new product we’re excited about is a pedaled wheelchair developed by, Dr. Professor Handa, a renown neurosurgeon in Japan.  Dr. Handa has studied and treated Stroke patients for over 30 years.  Dr. Handa developed this unique wheelchair especially for Stroke patients.  I see this this pedaled wheelchair, however, as a “Cross-trainer”!  It can be used by many patients with many aliments.  Neuromodulation is a therapy that uses the body to heal itself.  It’s a medical technique used to stimulate multiple neurons that therapeutically alter nerve activity and pathways through retraining the body with movement, stimulating neurons that create new pathways in the brain.  These therapies are slowly showing improvements by way of restored functions and/or relieve symptoms having a neurological basis.
The first time I saw this chair, I got excited, instantly understanding this continuous gentile movement would contribute greatly to a patient’s rehab.  More exercise resulting in more oxygenation, better blood flow, better moods, and a better sense of wellbeing.  After watching the Profhand video, I realized I also like this chair, because this kind of mobility gave patients greater independence and freedom while remaining safe.  Other observations by rehab staffers is that Non-Ambulatory elderly patients who used the Profhand for self-locomotion, became more psychologically active and believed their lives were enhanced.  Always a positive in long term care!
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