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Kim Ghramm, RN
Sierra Blanca Rehab, Lakeside, AZ

"This product is superior to any heel protector our facility purchases. I will be working closely with our purchaser to purchase more Heelift Glides. Thank you."

 


Marsha Haake
SSM Home Care, Hoyleton, IL

"Thank you for wonderful products and service for the past 15+yrs. I have gotten your products started at the hospital in which I used to work, and have healed many heels with your products."

 


Paige Littlefield, RN
White Oak Manor, Spartanburg, SC

"I really liked the sturdiness of this [Heelift Glide] boot, it holds up better than any boots I have tried before."

 


Marlene Hanson, LPN, WCC

Emporia Presbyterian Manor, Emporia, KS
"This has been a blessing for this resident, because of her condition and the length of time she has had this wound... I love this (Heelift Glide) boot and have worked in nursing for 50 years. The simple thing-the heel is really not touching anything. Plus, it does not stick to the sheets."

 


Jeanette Sandor RN, Legal Nurse Consultant, Well-Being Life Coach
"I have always valued your device when I worked in nursing homes. It was well worth the cost of prevention!"

 


Joel Graeter, RN CWOCN
ETMC Specialty Hospital, Tyler, TX

“Great overall product improvement. Increases patient comfort and patient perception of product ...This boot is ‘high class’ and nurses seem to be more vigilant about usage…It stays in place, even without snug fit.”

 


Linda Hearn, CWOCN
Virtua Homecare

"…have been offloading with pillows so it (Heelift) is less work for the caregiver"

 


Dawn Wilkes, MD
Grandview Wound Center

"Love the Heelift Boot. Plan to use on a regular basis."

 


Linda Buechs, Rehab Director
Highland Heights Healthcare Center, Milwaukee, WI

"I really like the format for this AFO...I love the fit, doesn't slide like the majority of foot orthoses"

 


Christy Morrus, LPN
Van Buren Health and Rehab

"My patient really benefited from this product and her wound care doctor was very impressed."

 


Cynthia Walters, LPN
Presque Isle RNC, Erie, PA

"Our facility has now switched to the Heelift boot for pressure ulcer prevention. This is a wonderful product!"

 


Jane Jones, RN
Pembrooke Nursing and Rehab

"This is a great boot...staff asked if we had more."

 


Laura E. Miller, RN CWCN, Wound Care Director
Specialty LTCH Hospital of Hammond, Hammond, LA

"Heelift Boot was easy to use and patient's wound went on to completely heal with its use. There was a problem with pressure to the posterior heel prior to use and redness went away, as did the pain."

 


Paula Hopkins, LVN, CWCA
Twin Pines Nursing & Rehab, Cuero, TX

"With this boot, if applied correctly, there was no pressure on the heel. Great. ... This [resident] had the potential to break down much worse as she had an amputation on the other leg two years prior, which started from an heel ulcer. I will recommend this [Heelift] boot to anyone."

 


Pam Wilson, RN
Sunnyview Home, Butler, PA

"The residents black eschar came off during this trial [and] she had pink healthy tissue underneath. We are continuing to use the [Heelift] boot on her for prevention. Thanks!"

 


Joseph Snow, MD, CWS
Medical Director
Concord Hospital - Wound Center, Concord, NH

"The Heelife seems to be an effective, durable solution for the home-bound patient - washable, excellent price point, flexible & customizable."

 


Albert LaRocca, DPM
Bethpage, NY

"[The Heelift] keeps the weight off constantly - doesn't move like a pillow - always protects. Very easy to use. Stays in place. 100% off-loads. Stays neat and clean. Easy on, off."

 


Cathy Wetzeler, RN, CWOCN
Boone, IA

"[The Heelift] contains limb security. Ensure off-loading and comfort. Thank you so much for the sample boot! It did allow patient to heal much quicker."

 


Kim Parson, LVN
Honey Grove Nursing Center, Honey Grove, TX

"For the short time, the resident was able to use and receive benefit from the boot. It was, in his words, "the Cadillac of boots."

 


M. Dozois
CHSLD St. Jude, Laval, QC Canada

"[The Heelift] really takes pressure off even if the patient moves; it's easier to install. It can be used in bed or in wheelchair. The ulcer on his left heel, which was present for at least 2 months, is completely cured after 2 weeks. [The patient] now keeps the Heelift to prevent a new ulcer."

 


Vickie Conner, LPN/HCC
Greenfield of Woodstock, Woodstock, VA

"[We were] able to place resident many places and still able to keep pressure off heel. I don't think staff is fully aware of how important it is to prevent and to relieve pressure from points of contact."

 


Jennifer Cluff, RN, WOCN
Partners Home Care, Beverly, MA

"The design & structure of the item was superior after 60 days of almost continued use, boot was in excellent shape. Love your products. Keep up the great work!"

 


Toni Hernandez, DON
San Marco Terrace Rehab & Care

"Allows resident to prevent pressure on heels & remains secure/in place. Currently resident heels are healed. Will continue Heelift protectors to prevent future breakdown along with other interventions to protect skin."

 


Tammy Ryeczyk, PT, CWS
Texoma Medical Center

"Heelift maintained pressure relief & patient's heel at all times, appears very user friendly & appears to be a more cost effective alternative."

 


Cheryl Collins
Heritage Place Assisted Living, Lexington, TN

"The Heelift is able to totally relieve all pressure from the heel/affected area."

"[The Heelift] is wonderful. I believe that it will be 100% instrumental in healing the ulcer. I will recommend it to anyone that may have this problem."

 


Thomas E. Curd, DPM
Craven Podiatry, New Bern, NC

"Ease of application and soft, comfortable design will enhance patient compliance."


D.C. Volling, DPM
Family Foot Health, Alice, TX

"This patient had other leg amputated for similar problem but at 4+ months using (Heelift) and daily wound care, the heel is almost healed."


Debra Hammers-Bennett, LPN, WCC
Kaiser Permanente, Camps Springs Medical Center

"It is the best product I have seen, used, touched in 15 yrs."

"I have worked in LTC for 10+ years. Now in a podiatry clinic. I wish I had known of this product years ago. I will recommend it to my previous employer. My pt has told me they "LOVE IT" The boot stays in place. The wound is improving as a direct result."


Nathaniel Groff, DON
Grace Nursing Home, Livingston, CA

"I just tried the Heelift product that is very effective. The Heelift is very safe, convenient and easy to use. We have a resident with a Stage III ulcer on the left ankle. The resident keeps having trauma to the wound. Since we started using the Heelift there has been no trauma".


Lisa Zukaitis
Stevenson Wound Healing Institute, Edmonds, WA

"We just need a practical product that off loads, is comfortable, and relatively inexpensive that patients can afford if insurance will not cover. Please keep us updated on any new products or revisions. We appreciate your product's quality and effectiveness."


Kaye Moseley, Clinical Director
HyOx Medical Treatment Center, Marrietta, GA

"I was the head of a skin/wound committee at a teaching hospital in Houston, Texas before coming to Georgia. We used the Heelift boot as a preventative product and it worked very well. Our heel ulcer rate decreased dramatically!

I am a big believer in this product and have seen excellent results. For hospital use, the Heelift can save money, as well as provide quality care for their patients in a cost effective manner."


Andrew Black, DPM
Podiatrist and Wound Care, Woolwich TWP, NJ

"I think this is a great Boot. I am trying to get the hospital I am at to use it, and my five nursing homes."


Faye Walker, LPN
Ridgecrest Health & Rehab, Jonesboro, AR

"This product is very important in the treatment of pressure ulcers, to help keep the heel area elevated in pressure areas, to help to prevent redness or skin breakdown in residents that are immobile."


Allison Wintermute, LPN
Sunbridge Care & Rehab, Moses Lake, WA

"This product healed our resident's unstageable 2x2 cm eschar area to the posterior right heel in 3 weeks! The skin was completely epithelialized at the 22nd day. I am thoroughly impressed. I have not seen any other product work so effectively and rapidly."


Theresa Ultrino, RN, DON
Premier Place at the Glenview, Naples, FL

"We usually use pillows to float residents heels. This works the best with residents who cooperate with the plan. Our trial resident suffers from Parkinson's Dimentia and he "shakes off" every other lift device we had. This was a successful option. Thank you. When another suitable candidate comes along, we will consider using the Heelift boot."


Laura Johnson
Dayton, Ohio

"Grandmother ripped waffle boots in attempts to remove boot during the night. (She) cannot rip this boot apart and she cannot take it off. The ulcer is 1/2 the size, but she must continue to keep all pressure off the foot."


Michelle Beesley, CWOCN
Whidbey General Hospital, Coupeville, WA

"(The boot) stayed in place; can use in bed or in scooter. Most important, heel ulcer healed after one month of Heelift being put on patient. Patient still wearing (the boot) for prevention."


Lois Kubitschek, RN, CNP
HealthEast Vascular Clinic

"Cost effective, comfortable, and effective."


Brandie Fussell, Licensed Vocational Nurse
Twin Lakes Care Center

"This boot keeps pressure off of the heel and sides of the feet. The patient is able to keep a straight position of the foot when lying in bed or up in a chair without the foot getting pressed into the mattress. It keeps the foot from being tucked too close to the body to contractured the lower extremities."


Rebekah Meyers, RN, BSN, CWOCN
Northern Home Care, Mt. Airy, NC

"Our hospital is ordering heelift boots. We are very excited to have your product."


Jonathan, (parent of Marissa and user of Heelift Boots)
Long island, NY

"Marissa has severe Cerebral Palsy (Spastic Quadriplegia), intractable Lennox-Gastaut Epilepsy, advanced Kyphoscoliosis and significant pulmonary impairment. She is non-verbal and non-ambulatory. The Heelift Boots have become an essential part of her care and have eliminated the previously frequent (and painful) episodes of skin breakdown of the heel area with which she was formerly afflicted (at least one of which resulted in a ten day hospital stay)."


Linda Smith, RN
Franklin County Public Health, Malone, NY

"Thank you for the Heelifts! They were a great addition to the plan of care, and a great teaching tool for the staff on prevention and wound care. The SCI patient liked the product and it kept her leg straight."

Lori Parker, RN, CWOCN
York, PA

"We often see problems from multipodus style splints with rigid frames causing pressure areas. We are very pleased with the Heelift Suspension Boot because of its soft framework, comfort, and improved pressure relief for our elderly patient population. It's worth it!!"


Teresa Hernandez, RN
Sonora, CA

"The patient states it is very comfortable. The staff reports it is easy to use. The patient had a boggy heel when the Heelift was placed, and the heel firmed up after one week."


Elsie Mari , RN
Greensboro, NC

"There has been a remarkable reduction in size of the left ankle ulcer on this patient (81 year old woman) since we started using the Heelift. There were no signs of pressure on the left heel. This is a wound that had not had a change in months but now we think we may be able to heal it with the use of the Heelift".


Lora L., R.N., C.W.C.N.
Methodist Wound Care Center, Peoria, IL

"The style of the Heelifts is patient friendly. It is not difficult to use and we love the fact that it is washable."


Linda A., C.W.O.C.N.
Visiting Nurses Association, Banning, WA

"HeeLifts give 100% pressure relief and the family is willing to comply with its correct application."


Loren Hayes, M.S.N., A.R.N.P. B.C., M.S., C.W.C.N., C.W.S, D.A.P.W.C.A.
Wound Technology Network, Hollywood, FL

"Thank you for your great product and for helping me heal my patients' heel wounds, and thank you for your great customer service."


Sandra V., Diabetic HeeLift¨ boot user
Suffolk, VA

"Use HeeLift¨ boots. They Work!! I know this product works and speeds up the healing process (because) I had stopped using the boots for a week and developed a big red sore. Up to that point, the healing process had been right on track."


Alison Broxson, LPN, WCC, Clinical Nurse Specialist
The Manor at Blue Water Bay, FL
"I really like these products. I've been using the Heelift boot for prevention and treatment of heel ulcers since they were first introduced, and I believe there's no comparison with other heel protection products! The Heelifts are reasonably priced and I've found that they're better than more expensive off-loading boots, which off-load the heel, but usually result in impaired skin integrity to other boney prominences. I have never experienced this problem with Heelift. Both versions of the boot are great!"


Susan B. Gonzales ADON/RN
Bethany Healthcare Center, Framingham, MA

"Residents' heels were mushy and tender, purple/black in color; however, the skin on their heels remained intact. Within two weeks of implementing a treatment regimen using the Heelift® Suspension Boot, fluids were re-absorbed into the body and the skin on the heels began to harden. By the third week of the regimen, all skin discoloration disappeared from the heels; overall, skin condition was back to normal. GREAT PRODUCT!"


Bryan J. Michelow, MD
Lyndhurst, OH

"Many thanks for providing me with two samples of the Heelift® Suspension Boot. I am impressed with the design of Heelift®, which effectively keeps pressure off the patient’s heel and lateral malleoli.

"I have recommended Heelift® Suspension Boot to Hillcrest Hospital, Euclid Hospital, and the Broadview Multicare Nursing Home. While treating patients in these institutions, I have had the opportunity to utilize Heelift® in the treatment regimens of four patients. I have been impressed with the progressive improvement in the heel pressure sores in each of these patients.

"Compared to other similar devices available to me in the hospital, I prefer Heelift® and am recommending this product to my patients with heel and ankle pressure sores."


Christine M. Bell, Enterostomal Therapist
Salem Community Hospital, Salem, OH

"I am very pleased with the ease of application, for patients and caregivers alike, of the Heelift® Suspension Boot.

"The add-on cushion prevents foot drop and is especially useful on those patients prone to foot drop.

"Heelift® Suspension Boot also prevents pressure areas from forming on patients who exhibit spasticity of the legs."


Cheryl Postlewaite, MSN, RN, CWOCN

"We are having fantastic results with this product. I couldn’t be more pleased with our reduction in hospital acquired heel ulcers. We haven’t had any hospital acquired heel lesions since introduction of the Heelift®."

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

Suzie Mittermeyer, RN
Golden Good Shepherd, Golden, IL

"I think that this product has excellent lift for pressure relief, and I especially liked the ease of application and removal of product."


Debby Schramm, RN, CWON
St. Agnes Wound & Ostomy, Fresno, CA

"The Elbowlift is constructed very well including the cloth material on the outside. I am so impressed with the overall product and I think the patient is too. He will no doubt order a new one as needed."


Sheryl Tatum Tedford, RN, CWOCN
Sutter VNA & Hospice, Sacramento, CA

"This product works wonders on this patient (Grade IV elbow ulcer). In homecare patients must buy these products as they are not covered by medicare or other insurance companies. This patient's wound improved in decreased size and drainage. No new pressure areas developed."


Kathleen S. Moore, LPN
Medina, NY

"For multiple reasons this resident has been difficult to manage. His age and hemiplegia have worked against him. Today, the stage II  area on the elbow is closed with pink virgin tissue. I feel that in part this outcome is related to the use of the Elbowlift."


Kathleen S. Moore, LPN
Medina, NY

"This 92 year old man was admitted with an extensive skin tear on the left elbow received during a hospital stay." "So far the Elbowlift has proven to be an excellent device for protection and padding of the skin tear area. It stays in place nicely keeping the dressing itself well positioned, and not allowing it to shift and disrupt tissue healing."


Suzanne Rich RN, ADON
Shepherd of the Valley

"I have seen an improvement in the elbow ulcer (96 year old woman) from a stage ll to a stage l. This was a chronic problem and we had not seen improvement over the previous 30 days. After one week we saw a difference. We will continue to use the Elbowlift as a preventative.

We have been using your Heelift Suspension boots with great success!! Thank you for allowing us to use your product to trial. We will continue to purchase through our approved vendor."


Joyce S Otto, BSN, RN, CWOCN
Bethany Healthcare Center, Framingham, MA

"My patient was a 92 year old woman who had an elbow wound for two years. The surgeon had performed surgery on the elbow twice but it still did not heal. He told me the elbow was mine to manage because I can’t do anything with it. We applied a sample of the Elbowlift® suspension pad and within six months we had her healed up.

It was comfortable for her to use, and it worked out beautifully. Your Elbowlift® is wonderful!"

 

 

 
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