Mitigating risk of falls in senior living improves resident, community well-being
Sep 27, 2023
The majority of liability claims against senior living and care settings comes from falls, so operators that don’t have protocols in place to document interventions face a host of financial, reputational,...
Senior living community’s tech investments paying off, increasing resident safety
Sep 25, 2023
LTC residents were recently able to receive assistance within minutes after falling, thanks to the recent integration of safety tech.
‘Box and a Button’ captures ‘Essence’ of tech solutions during Falls Prevention Week
Sep 19, 2023
Tech designed to preempt falls continues to trend towards being as unobtrusive and convenient as possible, one smart system company touts.
AI produces new legal risks, considerations for senior living and care, experts caution
Sep 18, 2023
Although senior care and living is already a highly regulated industry, adoption of artificial intelligence tools has created new considerations that providers should be aware of, legal experts warn.
Fighting the biggest threats to older adult health and wellness
Lois A. Bowers
Sep 18, 2023
Two toolkits are out to help senior living providers and others address some of the biggest threats to older adult health and wellness: influenza, respiratory syncytial virus, COVID-19 and falls.
Physical therapy linked to drop in falls for patients with dizziness
Sep 15, 2023
The receipt of physical therapy within three months of presentation was linked to a reduced risk for subsequent falls.
Mechanical toilet lift can help prevent falls, offer more ‘dignified’ experience, company says
Sep 14, 2023
Developers of a mechanical toilet lift recently raised more than $1 million in seed funding and are looking to start more partnerships with senior living providers.
AI-powered falls prevention gets the green light after successful pilot run
Sep 11, 2023
A falls prevention system enhanced by AI will be officially installed soon at a memory care community operated by Maplewood Senior Living.
More news for Thursday, Sept. 7
Sep 07, 2023
Maplewood at Stony Hill to roll out AUGi falls prevention system … AARP survey finds that older adults are underprepared for disasters … PA’s Allegheny County receives $1.85M from CDC to improve...
More than one in four older adults report falling in the previous year
Sep 05, 2023
Self-reported falls were more common in women, but fall-related deaths were more common in men.