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September 11, 2023

How Does Preventative Maintenance Work, and What’s Included?

When it comes to medical equipment in LTC, we know failures happen – and usually at the worst possible times! Broken or under-performing equipment can lead […]
August 21, 2023

It’s Equipment Installation Day! What to Expect & How to Make it a Success

In this post, we walk through what LTC facility teams can expect on equipment installation day, whether hospital bed installations or other capital equipment like ceiling […]
July 24, 2023

Home Care Checklist: Essential Products for a Safe, Comfortable Senior Living Space

Looking for the right home care essentials for seniors? You’re not alone. As more seniors desire to remain in their homes for as long as possible, […]
June 2, 2023

Bariatric Bed Options for Long-Term Care

Selecting a hospital bed that meets the needs of bariatric patients can be a challenge given the variety of options and budget available for capital equipment […]
March 27, 2023

Where to Buy Medical Equipment for Seniors at Home

In this post we provide tips and resources to help caregivers and loved ones find medical equipment for seniors at home in Canada. For many seniors […]
January 23, 2023

Quality Inspections & Capital Equipment: What Inspectors Look for, and What Directors of Care Should Know

In this post, we share the top reasons Ontario LTC facilities are found to be non-compliant during annual quality inspections, and how your capital equipment plays […]
December 12, 2022

2022 in Review: Takeaways from Another Year Serving Long-Term Care

It’s nearly year end, a time when many of us reflect on the past 12 months. Being as involved as we are in the long-term care […]
November 2, 2022

Press Release: SFI Medical and Drive Medical Partner to Supply 700+ Beds to Shannex™ LTC Facilities

ANCASTER, Ontario (November 2, 2022) – SFI Medical Equipment Solutions (SFI Medical) and Drive Medical are pleased to announce a new contract with Shannex™ to provide […]
October 3, 2022

How to choose a capital equipment vendor for your LTC facility

Choosing the right capital equipment vendor can be a large undertaking for any long-term care facility. Products differ from manufacturer to manufacturer, and each company has […]
August 29, 2022

Best Practices for a Successful (Largescale) Equipment Installation

In this post, we share best practices for a successful equipment installation in LTC, whether you have a dozen rooms or hundreds of rooms at a time. […]
July 4, 2022

Ceiling Lifts vs. Sit to Stand Lifts for Seniors: How to Know What You Need

In this post we compare ceiling lifts and sit to stand lifts so that you can decide on the right solution for seniors living at home. […]
June 6, 2022

Sling Quality: How to Check if a Sling Is Good for Use

As you know, patient slings come in many styles, fabrics, working loads, and more from a variety of manufacturers. Like any other type of care equipment, […]
May 2, 2022

New SFI Medical Product Catalog Out Now!

You asked, we delivered! We are excited to announce the launch of our brand new SFI Medical product catalog – specifically for long-term care facilities. Inside […]
March 14, 2022

How to Choose a Standard Foam Mattress for Long-Term Care

In this post, we share tips on how to properly choose a foam mattress for long-term care settings. Scroll down for the video version. Mattresses typically […]
November 29, 2021

4 Benefits of Preventative Maintenance in LTC

In this blog post, we walk through 4 benefits of preventative maintenance so that you can more easily manage your equipment fleet and its service needs. […]
November 8, 2021

Medical Equipment & Fall Prevention: Tips for Seniors at Home & in Long-Term Care

November is fall prevention month. While falls can happen to anyone, the older the individual, the higher the risk becomes. In this post we share the link […]
October 5, 2021

How to Get More Mileage Out of Your LTC Capital Equipment

In this post, originally published in SGP’s the Link magazine, we share tips on how to extend the lifetime of LTC capital equipment, including hospital beds, […]
September 27, 2021

Are Your Hospital Bed Rails Compliant with Entrapment Guidelines?

In this post, we discuss the importance of rail compliance audits to prevent patient entrapment in long-term care, plus how to tell if your bed rails […]
September 13, 2021

Tips for Stress-Free Capital Equipment Planning in Long-Term Care

In this post, we share tips on capital equipment planning for Canadian long-term care facilities. The Importance of Capital Equipment Planning With autumn just around the […]
August 26, 2021

5 Ways Asset Tracking Makes LTC Capital Planning Easier

If you are a Director of Care or other team member responsible for managing your facility’s capital equipment inventory, you already know how challenging it can […]
August 12, 2021

Customer Success Story: 300-Bed Installation at a Fully Active LTC Facility

Installing capital equipment such as hospital beds is a significant undertaking for any long-term care facility. There are clinical schedules to work around, resident activities and […]
June 14, 2021

We Have a Fresh Look!

New Look for SFI Medical, Same Team You Know and Trust After many years of proudly serving the long-term care facilities across Canada, our team is […]
May 25, 2021

How to Choose a Hospital Bed for Seniors at Home

Whether you are a caregiver, family member, or looking for yourself, choosing a hospital bed for seniors at home can be overwhelming. You want the patient […]
January 5, 2020

SFI Medical Wins Excellence Award in Senior Care

In December, the SFI Medical team was delighted to receive the 2020 Excellence Award in the non-food category from the SGP Purchasing Partner Network. The award […]
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SFI Medical and Drive Medical Partner to Supply 700+ Beds to Shannex™ LTC Facilities

November 2, 2022

SFI Medical Equipment Solutions (SFI Medical) and Drive Medical are pleased to announce a new contract with Shannex™ to provide and install over 700 hospital beds in active long-term care (LTC) facilities across Atlantic Canada and Ontario. Having the opportunity to partner for installation and servicing is a privilege that will support Shannex™ in achieving its mission of leading the way to better living.

A bed installation of this magnitude is a core part of infrastructure and resident care in these facilities. The beds, manufactured by Drive Medical, will be fully assembled offsite then delivered and installed in resident rooms by SFI Medical’s technical service team.

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Asset Tiger Training – Digital Equipment Management

In this video training series, we show you how to set up and use the Asset Tiger software and mobile app to manage your facility’s capital equipment fleet. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for more.

1. Creating a New User & Running a Report

How to create a new user account and run your first report using the Asset Tiger desktop software.

2. Editing an Asset (Desktop App)

How to edit and update an equipment asset in the desktop version of Asset Tiger.

3. Editing an Asset by Scanning Barcode (Mobile App)

How to scan a barcode and add/edit a piece of equipment in the mobile app version of Asset Tiger.