When a resident falls, the default response at many assisted living communities is an ambulance ride to the nearest emergency department. This practice can be time-consuming, costly and stressful to the victim.
Smart practices and high-tech solutions help minimize the risks.
If Wednesday's flip of the calendar to November had you worried about residents' increased falls risk associated with walking outdoors in winter months, preliminary results of a study suggest that your concern is misplaced.
The Foresite Eldercare predictive fall safety and health monitoring solution has become a Stanley Healthcare portfolio solution. Also, Stanley's Arial Wireless Emergency Call solution has received certification to the UL 1069 standard.
Older adults who have fallen are 40% more likely to crash their cars than those who have not fallen, according to a new review of 15 studies of driving behavior involving almost 47,000 older adults.
The death rate from unintentional falls for adults aged 65 or more years has been increasing an average of 4.9% per year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Maplewood Senior Living has launched a new center with the goals of increasing resident independence, better managing health and wellness, broadening social connectedness and improving safety and quality of life through innovation.
Older adults who take several medications are at a higher risk for falls, among other health complications, a recently published study finds.
Newly published research offers a reason for more urgency for the prevention of falls in senior living residents and other older adults.
An event happening next week is worthy of your most valuable asset — your time.
An automated light system and a shoe insert won top prizes at a recent event designed to find new ways to prevent falls among older adults.
McKnight's Senior Living's inaugural online expo will be next Tuesday, June 20. The event will include three webinars and a virtual trade show. Those who attend the free event can earn up to three continuing education credits.
Dementia, falls prevention and staffing will be the topics of three separate webinars during the McKnight's Senior Living Expo 2017 on June 20. Participants in the free event can earn up to three continuing education credits.
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Senior living professionals will have the opportunity to earn three continuing education credits from their desktop computers or online devices June 20 at McKnight's Senior Living's Expo 2017.
A Virginia assisted living community has been ordered to pay $300,000 to the daughter of a resident who died after falling there.
Addressing foot pain in older adults may lead to significantly fewer falls and hospitalizations as well as the maintenance of independence, suggests newly published research from the Hebrew SeniorLife Institute for Aging Research.
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A jury trial is set to begin Monday in a case brought by a woman whose mother died after a fall in the Virginia assisted living community where she lived.
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Virtual reality one day might be used widely to help train older adults to improve their balance while walking and help healthcare professionals diagnose balance impairments to prevent falls, suggests a new study.
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Whether older adults who lose their balance can recover it and avoid falling depends not only on their lower limb strength and perception of where their limbs are but also on their reaction times, according to results of new research.
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"Ready, Steady, Balance: Prevent Falls in 2016" is the theme of this year's Falls Prevention Awareness Day, Sept. 22.
Sensors that measure gait speed and stride length help predict the likelihood that an older adult will fall up to three weeks in advance, according to University of Missouri researchers who are testing the technology.
Carpet has many benefits, but it must be maintained properly to be effective.
Better coordinated care, including a review of medications, could lower the risk of falls and fractures in older adults who already have experienced fractures, according to a commentary published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Senior living communities soon may be using virtual reality technology on a regular basis to help residents cross items off their bucket lists, engage with fellow residents and address physical issues.
Deaths from falls decreased among older adults in the United States in the first quarter of this year compared with the same quarter last year, according to preliminary data released Tuesday by the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.