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Fall Prevention for Seniors

According to statistics from the CDC, each year thousands of the elderly fall at home. The CDC reports that in 2002 more than 1.6 million people were treated in the emergency room due to falls at home, and 12,800 people over the age of 65 died.

Hypertension Therapy and Fall Risk

Falls and fall-related injuries are the biggest risks with antihypertension therapies because they can cause dizziness and fainting. Falls can lead to broken bones, concussions, and other serious or even life-threatening injuries. If an elderly person has hypotension, preventing falls and providing fall recover solutions should be one of a clinician’s biggest priorities. Postural hypotension is when the blood pressure drops in a patient when

Balance Exercises for Seniors

These simple balance exercises for seniors can help develop strength and prevent elderly falls, which are unfortunately much too common.

Fall Prevention Resources

Safe Patient Solutions is dedicated to sharing information and ideas regarding Fall Assessment, Fall Prevention, Fall Detection, and Fall Recovery. I was pleased to visit several recent informative websites specifically dedicated to the prevention of falls.

Is the ResQUp right for you?

At Safe Patient Solutions, we want you to be successful in getting up from the floor to a seat, walker, bed, or wheelchair, if the situation ever occurs. Successfully getting up from the floor using a mobility device like the ResQUp often requires assessment of your physical abilities. For example; You will need enough strength in your arms and legs to push or lift your

Fall Recovery Device

I’m very encouraged whenever I hear from people who contact me after they purchase or learn of the ResQUp as a floor recovery device. Very recently I spoke to an elderly gentleman from Mesa, AZ, who wanted to know why the ResQUp is not made available to his community of elderly people?

Falls And Injuries: The Need For A Portable Patient Lift

The statistics say it all. In the United States, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the fall rate for adults 65 and older is one out of every three. The results can be serious – from minor bruises to hip fractures to trauma to the head.

Senior Falls

In the United States, more than 1/3 of adults 65 and older fall each year. About 5.8 million people in this age group fell at least once during a recent 3-month period. Besides injuries caused by elderly falls, the simple fear of falling can impact the lives of seniors by causing a reduction in their level of activity.

The 2 Minute Step Test – Where Do You Stand?

2 Minute Step Test Purpose: The 2 minute step assesses an individuals’ aerobic endurance compared to other males or females of similar age. How To Administer The Test: In the Rehabilitation facility the subject raises their right and left knee approximately midway...

Signs You May Be a Potential Fall

Have you noticed a decrease in your walking speed? Are you having problems putting on your pants while standing up? Do you notice a tendency to reach for a wall, sofa, or chair when you navigating yourself around your home (something we Physical Therapist call furniture surfing)?

The Clinical Case for ResQUp Fall Recovery

Dr. Peraza has been engaged in the research and development of physical therapy/ musculoskeletal devices since 2009. His research interests in Ergonomic and Occupational Medicine studies led to the invention of the ResQUp fall recovery device...

Is the ResQUp right for you?

At Safe Patient Solutions, we want you to be successful in getting up from the floor to a seat, walker, bed, or wheelchair, if the situation ever occurs. Successfully getting up from the floor using a mobility device like the ResQUp often requires assessment of your physical abilities. For example; You will need enough strength in your arms and legs to push or lift your

Comparison of Patient Lifts

Patient lifts typically come in the form of mechanical lift equipment used to get patients up from the floor following a fall. Generally, when a healthcare worker wants to safely transfer a patient horizontally or vertically, the worker will frequently ask somebody to bring a “patient lift”.

The Clinical Case for ResQUp Fall Recovery

Dr. Peraza has been engaged in the research and development of physical therapy/ musculoskeletal devices since 2009. His research interests in Ergonomic and Occupational Medicine studies led to the invention of the ResQUp fall recovery device...

Safe Patient Handling for Health Care Professionals

As a health care professional working with the elderly and/or disabled, you are very aware of the problems inherent in lifting patients. At the Safe Patient Handling Conference held in San Diego in September, 2010 and again in 2011, this important subject was brought into focus.

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