Falls Prevention

How Senior Care Facilities Can Help Minimize the Impact of Falls

Senior care facilities need to not only work to prevent falls, but also to minimize the injuries that result when falls do occur. Read More »

Podcast: SmartCells Solutions are Making Seniors Safer

Bryce Betteridge, CEO of SmartCells Cushioning Technology, was recently featured on a podcast about senior care to highlight how his company is helping prevent fall-related injuries in seniors. Read More »

Clinical Trials Test New Drug for Prevention of COVID-19 in Elderly Residents

The drug has been shown in lab studies to inhibit the replication of many respiratory viruses, including the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19. Read More »

5 Ways to Minimize Falls in Senior Care Facilities

Fall prevention is essential not just because it helps to prevent injuries, but because it helps people maintain independence as the body ages. Here are 5 strategies. Read More »

NV nurse charged with refusing to help resident after a fall

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. Read More »

Bright Ideas: Smart lighting

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

Genesis Rehab, Sensoria partner on smart wearables for seniors

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

USPSTF drafts new recommendations for senior fall prevention

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. Read More »

Why clinical sensors make sense

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

Understanding bone loss

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

Teaching seniors how to prevent falls

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

A look through their eyes

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. Read More »

Mobility aids increase falls risk with dementia

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

Getting a lift

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.  Read More »

Recurrent falls linked to foot pain, posture

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

Pixie Scientific launches UTI sensor pads

The infection-detecting pads monitor for urinary tract infections and send an alert to care teams. Read More »

Flooring company wants patients to step in line

Ecore flooring is expanding its research project to see if flooring can reduce falls risk in healthcare environments. Read More »

Hearing loss rates to double, researchers find

New research projects overall adult hearing loss to increase in the next four decades but will be highest among seniors, drawing attention to growing need for hearing loss coverage and more affordable treatments.   Read More »

Re-evaluating vision and gait

Poor vision is a well known contributor to falls risk, but Irish researchers say the reason why isn’t what we thought. Read More »

Falls-related ER visits rise in Calif.

Surging numbers of seniors—and their lengthening life spans—are keeping emergency rooms busy with visits attributed to falling. Read More »

Reducing hospital readmissions

A New Jersey provider uses monitoring technology to reduce residents' risk of falling. Read More »

Catch a Falling Star

The Isabella Geriatric Center has mounted a multifaceted attack on resident falls BY YAFFA UNGAR, PT  The staff at Isabella Geriatric Center has Read More »