Falls Prevention

Updated fall prevention guidelines recommended

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.

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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.

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Bright Ideas: Smart lighting

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

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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.

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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.

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Why clinical sensors make sense

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

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Understanding bone loss

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

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Teaching seniors how to prevent falls

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

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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.

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Mobility aids increase falls risk with dementia

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

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