Florida researchers receive $1M to study falls prevention in seniors admitted to the ED
May 30, 2022
Senior ED patients will receive falls prevention supports, with the rate of recurrence tracked over a six-month follow-up period.
Spacing PT sessions helps Parkinson’s patients maintain functional gains: study
Apr 29, 2022
Scheduling therapy sessions every two weeks over six months appears to support long-term functional stability in patients with Parkinson’s disease, researchers say.
Who most fears falling? Older women who live alone, study reveals
Apr 06, 2022
Clinical factors such as hypertension and stroke were also linked to distress about potential falls in 70% of the surveyed study participants.
Damage to inner ear helps explain increased falls risk in Alzheimer’s
Mar 11, 2022
Study participants who had vestibular impairment — or damage to the inner ear’s balance system — were 50% more likely to fall than their peers who had normal function, researchers found.
Ouch: Falls injuries continue to rise among U.S. seniors, study finds
Feb 24, 2022
Despite ongoing prevention efforts, falls injury rates are increasing by 1.5% annually among older adults, Medicare claims show. Limitations in long-term care coverage don’t help, investigators say.
Pandemic has eroded patient safety gains, researchers argue
Feb 17, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic significantly degraded the strides made over the last two decades in improving patient safety, particularly in long-term care, according to CMS and the CDC. In response, APIC has...
Dizziness on standing reduced with a simple muscle tensing skill
Feb 11, 2022
A few simple muscle tensing maneuvers can reduce a common and sometimes dangerous sense of dizziness that occurs upon standing, a new study from Canada has found.
Clinical briefs for Friday, Dec. 17
Dec 17, 2021
OSHA’s COVID-19 standard set to expire Dec. 21 if action not taken … Falls prevention guidelines need to be more clinically applicable, reviewers say … ‘Amazing’ new clue emerges as to why omicron...
Study: Seniors recover from fall-inducing vertigo on par with younger adults
Nov 04, 2021
Older adults are just as likely to benefit from a specialized treatment that can eliminate problems with intense dizziness, investigators say.
Increasing dairy intake can cut falls, fractures for seniors
Oct 21, 2021
Intervention to increase calcium and protein intake using dairy foods is beneficial for older adults living in long-term care facilities, investigators say.