Preventing Falls

Residents in assisted living will fall; this is a reality of the population we care for.  As a care provider it is critically important that you educate your staff in proper fall response procedures, including seeking medical attention and notifying families/responsible parties when a fall occurs.  It is also important to set clear expectations with […]

Reducing Fall Risk in the Bathroom

According to new data from the CDC, an estimated 234,000 people were treated in U.S. emergency rooms in 2008 for injuries that occurred in the bathroom. Four out of five of the injuries were due to falls, and almost one-third of adults age 64 and above in the study were diagnosed with fractures. Among adults […]

Preventing Falls

More than one third of adults 65 and older fall each year in the United States.  Falls are also the most common cause of nonfatal injuries and hospital admissions for trauma.