Gold in the Keep It Super Simple category goes to RiverSpring Living
Dec 04, 2023
In senior living communities across the country, fall prevention always remains a top priority. RiverSpring Living aimed to improve its fall prevention efforts through the use of the NexStride gait device. ...
Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line wins Tech Gold in Quality for falls-prevention program
Nov 29, 2023
Editor’s note: McKnight’s Long-Term Care News, McKnight’s Senior Living and McKnight’s Home Care are publishing focused articles on the 2023 winners of the McKnight’s Excellence in Technology...
Falls Prevention Awareness Week kicks off Monday
James M. Berklan
Sep 15, 2023
All long-term care providers are invited in the coming week to promote falls prevention tools and best practices.
A unique way of ‘escaping’ your typical SNF falls training
Apr 10, 2023
Training for falls management in skilled nursing facilities can follow a formulaic regimen. Typically, employees utilize a computer training program for routine falls education. While this is a fairly...
Falls prevention success rests in MDS data: study
Jessica R. Towhey
Mar 08, 2023
Data already at worker’s fingertips can accurately predict patients’ fall risk and help nursing home caregivers better target prevention strategies.
Falls risk climbs when frailty and cognitive impairment emerge together: study
Feb 28, 2023
Older adults are more likely to sustain repeated falls when frailty and cognitive impairment onset co-occur. Clinicians should take note when screening seniors for falls risk, investigators say.
Study: Falls rate nearly 50% for U.S. seniors with dementia; 3 factors raise risk
Jan 13, 2023
Nearly half of American seniors with dementia had one or more falls in the preceding year, according to a new analysis of 2016 data. Risk factors differed between seniors with and without dementia, investigators...
STEADI does it: A fresh look at fall prevention
Sep 29, 2022
Communities across the nation recently just wrapped trainings and educational initiatives focused on Falls Prevention Awareness thru the National Council on Aging. The NCOA provides a wealth of resources...
LED lighting overhaul led to 43 percent falls reduction, Harvard study finds
Aug 12, 2022
Resident falls in two long-term care facilities dropped by 43% after the installation of a dynamic lighting program tuned to natural sleep and wake rhythms.
Stepped-up clinician engagement cuts falls risk
Aug 10, 2022
A successful falls prevention program requires heightened healthcare provider engagement, investigators say.