Fall Prevention And Anti Wandering Systems

Falls and wandering are becoming a big issue even in developing countries. Hospitals have stepped up their efforts to prevent falls. Injuries from falls are detrimental to the health of the patients and can create longer stays in the hospital and in some instances start a downward turn in their overall health. And unfortunately, sometimes falls can even cause death. Falls can be very expensive for the hospital as well…

Reblog: 12 Strategies for Senior Fall Prevention

A fall can have big consequences for a senior. You could break a bone or find yourself stuck without an easy way to call for help (it’s a tired cliché, but it has happened). As you age, spending long periods in a hospital or bedridden because of a fall comes with a number of other potential consequences – you could catch a serious illness, you become stationary and don’t get…

Reblog: 10 Fall Prevention Tips for Seniors

Easy Home Modifications To Reduce The Risk Of Injuries From Falls As part of the National Safety Council’s Safety Awareness Month, the week of June 20, 2016 focuses on increasing awareness around falls and fall prevention. In support of that initiative, MobileHelp, a leader in mobile medical alert system and personal health management technology, has released an infographic to provide consumers with tips on how to make homes and outdoor spaces…

Reblog: Why is Fall Prevention so important?

Among older adults, Falls are the leading cause of injury deaths, unintentional injuries, and hospital admissions for trauma. Falls can take a serious toll on quality of life and independence. To recognize this critical issue, at the state level, SCR 77 (D-Lowenthal) was passed in 2008 declaring the first week of Fall each year as Fall Prevention Awareness Week. According to HRET-HEN: Among older adults, ages 65 or better, Falls…

Reblog: Fall prevention safety bundle: Collaboration leads to fewer falls

At St. Joseph’s Hospital and Health Center in Syracuse, NY, we’re committed to providing a safe, comfortable, caring environment for our patients. We believe all patients deserve to be cared for in the most humane way possible to preserve their dignity and individual rights. This means ensuring our patients’ physical safety, including preventing injuries from falls, during a hospital stay. Central to our fall prevention program is the hospital’s patient…

Prevent Your Patients From Falling

Falls are not a normal part of aging and most falls can be prevented: Features: Create a safer and more reliable lifestyle for Patients Easy to use and simple to handle Bed alarm allows staff and caregivers to know exactly when a person is getting up Pull-string fall prevention alarms, motion sensors, bed and chair alarms, weight-sensing pads and anti-wander exit alarms. Falls frequently cause a disability, functional decline, reduced…