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Surveying Fall Prevention Innovation: Fall Prevention Week 2022

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Surveying Fall Prevention Innovation: Fall Prevention Week 2022

This National Fall Prevention Awareness Week, we wanted to hear from the acute healthcare community on fall prevention trends. After the results were tallied, it’s clear to say..

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Falls and Your Five Star Rating

A fall affects not only the resident who experiences it, but your staff who helps them recover from it, their family members who hear about it, and your quality metrics that..

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The Importance of Lower Body Strength as We Age 

There are three officially recognized systems that contribute to a person's balance and fall risk. They consist of our vision (what we see and our orientation to the horizon),..

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5 Times Sit-to-Stand: A Predictor for Fall Risk

The Five Time Sit-to-Stand Test or 5XSTS is a geriatric standardized testing tool developed to assess specific sit-to-stand transfers and lower extremity strength. It has the..

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Clinical Significance of the TUG Assessment

TUG or Timed Up and Go is a standardized screening tool designed to measure the mobility and fall risk of older adults. It was originally introduced as the “get up and go” in 1986..

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Gait Analysis: Why is Step Length Important?

In part one, we defined cadence and gait speed and how they impact falls.  While these two variables have a high impact on fall risk, there are other variables that can be..

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The Lifecycle of Senior Living: An Ecosystem of Care

With VSTAlert’s new senior living functionality, VirtuSense has created fall prevention that extends to all stages of senior care. By blending the long-term effects of VSTBalance..

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VSTAlert Features Tools to Manage Your Team

Having clear communication and collaboration with your team is vital for successful fall prevention in Senior Living, but it is challenging to keep teams aligned across different..

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Changing Fall Prevention in Senior Living

Historically, fall prevention has been managed through risk reduction, reviewing past falls in team huddles, and putting more pressure on care teams to be everywhere at once. But..

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Why Do Residents Fall in Senior Living? The Three Core Causes.

Fall prevention for older adults is rarely a one-solution problem because no single factor causes falls. Falls can be caused by several factors that often intersect with each..

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