AI Helps Uncover Needed Medication Adjustments To Help Reduce Falls in Memory Care

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Adults living with dementia in assisted living and skilled nursing communities fall four times per year on average — nearly twice as often as those without dementia. An estimated 80% of falls in memory care communities are unwitnessed. Since every unwitnessed fall could result in a head injury, care staff often must call emergency services. …

Key Steps to Reducing Hospital Admissions for People Living with Dementia During COVID-19 Pandemic

Hospital Admissions

Emergency room (ER) visits and hospital admissions can be extremely traumatic for people living with dementia. Imagine the lights, sounds, unfamiliar people, sense of urgency, and not being able to explain how you are feeling or understand why you are there. Compared with other older adults, older people who are living with dementia have:   Three …

7 Ways to Prevent Falls in Memory Care During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Download the Infographic Since social distancing and shelter and place orders went into effect, there has been a staggering 20% increase in falls for residents in memory care communities. It is important to keep residents safe, but these necessary precautions lead to spending more time alone and unsupervised in their rooms. Avoiding unnecessary EMS or …

Top Reasons People Living with Dementia Are Rushed to ER

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Chest pains, stroke symptoms, injuries, and accidents are all reasons to rush to the emergency room (ER). The reasons become a bit more complicated when it comes to people living with dementia. Those living with dementia often cannot explain what is bothering them, describe the source of pain or answer questions about how they are …

SafelyYou Examines Top Causes of Severe Falls Resulting in Injury and Hospitalization

Reduce Severe Falls Resulting in Injury and Hospitalization

As we’ve discussed in previous blogs, adults living with dementia in assisted living and skilled nursing communities fall four times per year on average — nearly twice as often as those without dementia. Since most falls in memory care communities often lead to emergency room (ER) visits and even hospitalization, it’s very important to take …

Preventing Falls in Memory Care: How do you implement a successful fall prevention program in your community?

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Falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths for older adults. And those living with dementia in assisted living and skilled nursing communities fall four times per year on average — nearly twice as often as those without dementia.  Fall prevention programs are challenging to adapt to memory care where alert devices seldom work and …

How Often Are You Sending Residents to the ER Because You Don’t Know What Happened?

How Often Are You Sending Residents to the ER Because You Don’t Know What Happened?

“Every 11 seconds an older adult is treated in the Emergency Room for a fall. And while little is known about the risk factors that are particular to those with dementia, we do know that these individuals visit Emergency Departments more frequently, are hospitalized more often, incur higher charges, and have higher mortality after an ER …