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Client Spotlight: Carolina Meadows Uses VSTBalance to Reduce Fall-risk

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Client Spotlight: Carolina Meadows Uses VSTBalance to Reduce Fall-risk

Carolina Meadows is a non-profit CCRC located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Listen to the podcast below as Michelle Marino, Wellness Coordinator, speaks on many of the engaging..

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Providing a New Outlook on Skilled Nursing 

Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) are often seen as the last resort in the continuum of care for older adults. But what if we could change that perspective, and instead of it..

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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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Gait Quality: Reaching Functional Independence in Older Adults

Ever wonder why elderly people tend to fall more? How can a person's mobility impact their quality of life? As physical therapists, these are questions we try to answer for our..

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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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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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What is Fall Risk?

When we ask, “what is fallrisk,” we are asking how likely a person is to experience a fall.Everyone has fallen at one time or another, but those with lower fallrisk are more able..

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Five Exercises to Keep Seniors Strong in Colder Months

Chilly weather may make everyone want to hibernate until spring, but winter can be especially hard on older adults. Older bodies are less efficient at producing heat, and..

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