The Simple Solution to Fall Recovery

The ResQUp is quite simple to use following a non-injurious fall. The fallen person can use the ResQUp to ascend to a sitting position, and from that position, stand up to a stabilizing piece of furniture or transfer to a walker, wheelchair, etc. If the ResQUp is not nearby, a caregiver can assist in fall recovery by moving it into position and guide the process. The fallen person can use one of the following methods for transferring to a seated or standing position: Using Hands The fallen person moves forward up each level of the device, using the padded handles at each stage for stability. This fall recovery method requires putting pressure on the knees and

April 7th, 2024|

Floor Recovery Mobility Aid

In the United States, more than 1/3 of adults 65 and older fall each year. The risk of falling is not limited to seniors. Falling impacts people with balance problems, gait disorders, cognitive impairment among others to include our disabled Veterans. Besides injuries caused by falls, the simple fear of falling can impact the lives of people by causing a reduction in their level of activity. This in turn leads to a decline in mobility and physical fitness, which can increase the actual risk of another fall. Caregivers, be they professionals or family members, can also be greatly affected by this problem. They are often unable to physically assist the fallen person without

March 30th, 2024|

Disabled Veterans at Risk of Falling

Veterans face unique challenges that increase their risk of falling. Risk Factors Actions and factors to consider when clinicians prescribe fall recovery and mobility aids to Veterans for use in their homes include: Physical Disabilities: Veterans with physical disabilities, such as limb amputations, spinal cord injuries, or mobility impairments (e.g., Parkinson’s Disease, ALS, Multiple Sclerosis), may experience difficulties with balance, coordination, and muscle strength. Chronic Health Conditions: Many disabled Veterans have chronic health conditions (such as diabetes, heart disease, or neurological disorders) that affect their overall well-being. Medications: Some medications commonly prescribed to Veterans (such as pain relievers, muscle relaxants, or antidepressants) can cause dizziness, drowsiness, or impaired balance. Mental Health:

March 22nd, 2024|

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.

January 12th, 2024|

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.

January 9th, 2024|

Parkinsons Support Group

I was recently invited to speak to the Prescott Support Group that meets monthly on the third Thursday of the month at a local church. The group comprised approximately 40 individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers who traveled from all over Yavapai County to attend.

January 9th, 2024|

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.

January 9th, 2024|

Safe Patient Handling Legislation

Musculoskeletal injuries continue as a major concern among healthcare professionals. The rates of injuries published by the Bureau of Labor are worth reviewing: The overexertion injury rate for hospital workers are twice the average compared to all industries (76 per 10,000).

January 7th, 2024|

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.

January 5th, 2024|
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