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Updated fall prevention guidelines recommended

April 24, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

In an effort to reduce the number of injuries and fatalities in the elderly, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has issued new recommendations to prevent falls and fractures in older adults.

NV nurse charged with refusing to help resident after a fall

October 10, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Co-workers at the assisted living community said they were ordered to let a memory care resident fall out of her wheelchair so the fall could be used as an excuse to remove the resident from the unit, according to police.

Bright Ideas: Smart lighting

October 9, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Emerging lighting solutions can react to resident movements and adapt to mimic the cycle of dawn to dusk.

Genesis Rehab, Sensoria partner on smart wearables for seniors

October 6, 2017  |  newswire

The technology developer is bringing its smart socks and other safety technology to Genesis's rehabilitation setting for fall detection and therapy.

USPSTF drafts new recommendations for senior fall prevention

October 5, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The task force analyzed which preventive interventions were the best ways to reduce falls in those age 65 and older, and some of them are surprising.

Why clinical sensors make sense

October 3, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Smart sensors can detect early illness and keep seniors safely independent for longer, according to new research in JAMDA.

Understanding bone loss

September 27, 2017  |  newswire

Researchers have found an underlying cause of age-related osteoporosis, which could help target efforts for new treatments. 

Teaching seniors how to prevent falls

June 7, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

An Iowa program uses evidence-based findings to help seniors stay independent longer and avoid falls. 

A look through their eyes

June 5, 2017  |  Beth Thomas Hertz

What does your facility's interior space look like to a person with dementia? Two senior living design experts discuss common pitfalls that can can confuse residents with cognitive challenges and jeopardize their safety.

Mobility aids increase falls risk with dementia

May 30, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Researchers examine the likelihood of falling when people with dementia use a cane or walker. 

Getting a lift

May 22, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

Hoyer lifts may help staff feel more secure about resident transfers, but blogger Kathleen Mears feels more uncomfortable and less independent when she can’t stand on her own two feet. 

Recurrent falls linked to foot pain, posture

May 17, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Researchers found increased recurrent falls can be attributed to foot pain and flat feet. 


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