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|

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...

January 5th, 2024|

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?

January 4th, 2024|

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”.

January 4th, 2024|
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