Clinician smiles at elderly patient with walker

Interventions for Those at High Fall Risk Naturally, the purpose of estimating fall risk is to determine when individuals need interventions to prevent future falls. But what then? In this final installment of our series, we’ll review some of the most common and/or effective interventions used to reduce fall risk, from the generic to the…

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Young man and senior woman sit on couch discussing

High-tech Fall-Risk Metrics and Technologies We often think of looking into the future like taking a peek at Christmas gifts before the big day – sometimes it’s just better not to know. When it comes to senior care, however, a crystal ball could come in handy, helping to prevent future falls. In our last blog,…

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Female clinician stands next to smiling elderly ale patient with walker

Tools for Fall-Risk Assessment Just about every fall-risk research paper begins by underscoring how frequent falling occurs – more than 1 in 4 individuals over the age of 65 fall every year, a fifth of which lead to injury and too often death.  It’s surprising, then, that there have been a great many approaches proposed…

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Gravity is always dragging us down. To keep on top of it, we apply pressure to the surfaces we come into contact with, usually through the soles of our feet. Although short pressure sensitive pedways and force plates have been around for a while, pressure-sensitive flooring is a relatively young concept and opens up some…

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