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Falls Prevention

Travis Harper

Preventing falls and raising awareness

September is nationally recognized as Falls Prevention Awareness Month. During this time, a special focus is placed on raising awareness about ways that seniors — and those who care for them — can prevent falls, the most common accident experienced by older adults. But of course the information highlighted during this time is valuable all year.

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More news for Thursday, Sept. 5

Seniors with hearing aids less likely to confront dementia, depression and falls … Long-term care insurance groups want federal premium reform, campaign to raise product awareness … Tablet use improves mood for older adults with dementia, caregivers, study finds

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More news for Wednesday, Aug. 14

Florida agency’s records wrongly indicate that some operators aren’t in compliance with generator requirements … Federal task force seeks input on long-term care insurance … Drones, smartphones and sensors aid fall interventions, first aid

Technology that detects falls helps reduce ED visits by 80%, study finds

An artificial intelligence-enabled camera system helped senior living communities reduce visits from emergency medical teams by 75% and visits to emergency departments by 80% by detecting falls among residents living with dementia, according to the results of a pilot study published in the July issue of the American Journal of Managed Care.

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