Memory care, falls prevention studies secure nearly $35 million in grant funding
May 31, 2022
Researchers have secured close to a total of $35 million across multiple U.S. studies to identify falls prevention strategies and risk factors for cognitive decline, as well as expand a dementia-specific...
Older adults’ failure to plan is an opportunity for senior living operators
Apr 18, 2022
Older adults say they want to age in place, but very few have done much to prepare to do so, according to a new survey. That lack of planning, however, may present an opportunity for senior living providers.
Vestibular system impairment tied to fall risk in Alzheimer’s patients
Mar 18, 2022
A significant association was seen between semicircular canal function with lower likelihood of falls in adjusted analysis.
Skilled nursing claims continue to be eclipsed by assisted living claims by average cost, CNA reports
Kathleen Steele Gaivin
Mar 18, 2022
The average cost of assisted living professional liability claims ($267,174) has outpaced such claims by skilled nursing facilities ($245,559) over the past few years, according to the 11th edition of...
Rate of falls increasing among older adults in the U.S.
Mar 08, 2022
Th wide variation in fall rates at the county level suggests modifiable risk factors, such as the built environment and prescribing practices.
Your favorite columns of 2021
Dec 22, 2021
Just like last year, 2021 was dominated by the coronavirus. So also like 2020, it’s not surprising that COVID-19 popped up more than once as a topic of our most-read columns this year when we examined...
The long-term care staffing crisis is about more than job vacancies
Dec 16, 2021
The time is now for meaningful reform that improves the daily experiences of workers — and keeps long-term care safe for the seniors of the future.
Patients with migraine with aura have impaired postural responses
Dec 07, 2021
Overall, 46% of the falls in the previous 12 months were explained by the MCT and ADT sway area, the frequency of aura and the fear of falling.
When it comes to understanding slips, don’t fall for the myths, home care expert says
Sep 27, 2021
Many people dismiss falls as a normal part of aging. That couldn’t be further from the truth, according to Stephanie Wierzbicka, manager of strategic health programs at ComForCare, an Illinois-based...
Falls prevention in home health: How to make a difference for your business and patients
Sep 23, 2021
September is National Falls Prevention Month and an excellent opportunity for home-based healthcare professionals to examine their current falls prevention programs.