Diabetes Series: Foot Care

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Part II: Foot Care 37.3 million Americans—about 1 in 10—have diabetes. Though it’s significant to note that approximately 1 in 2 adults living with type 2 diabetes are undiagnosed or unaware. As mentioned in Part I of this series, diabetes can have some seriously negative long-term outcomes. Over time, diabetes can damage the heart, blood…

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How Stepscan Helps You Promote Senior Wellness

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The Stepscan Gait Analysis System is first, and foremost, a measurement tool. Stepscan tracks and analyses the mobility (gait and balance) of a subject as they move across the tiles. In a clinical setting, that means the Stepscan System can be used for concussion assessment, for diabetic foot monitoring, and for mobility assessments to evaluate…

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5 Fall-Risk Factors Measured by Medical PMDs

What is a Medical PMD and Who Are They Useful To? Medical pressure measurement devices (Medical PMDs) are pressure sensitive technologies that have found a niche as modern gait assessment tools. PMDs may be single tiles or walkways and provide clinicians with data-rich analysis of gait parameters such as temporal measurements, spatial measurements, center of pressure (COP), and…

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Hearing Loss: Tips and Common Courtesies for Effective Communication

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Hearing Loss: Tips and Common Courtesies for Effective Communication A few weeks ago, during a coaching training course, my classmates and I were discussing the concept of active listening. How is it practiced? Why is it important? How can you improve it as a skill? I caught myself thinking, “Strange that we need a lesson dedicated to this. Do people really find this hard? Why do I seem to find…

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4 Building Blocks for Successful Fall Management Programs 

Every facility that cares for or interacts with seniors has a fall-risk management system in place. Yet, one in every four seniors are expected to experience a fall. Evidence suggests that most falls are not only predictable, but preventable. So if our organizations have plans in place to prevent falls, why are they so prevalent? The truth is that most fall management plans are underutilized and out-of-date,…

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Seniors, COVID & the Future of Fall-Risk

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Seniors and COVID: What Is the Future of Fall-Risk? COVID-19 and Falls As discussed in our last blog about the effects of COVID-19 on seniors, one of the consequences of the Coronavirus pandemic is an increased risk of falls and fall-related injuries. Since early 2020, people around the world have been asked to reduce their movements; lock downs, quarantines, and fear have all…

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4 Ways to Keep Seniors Safe

Seniors and COVID-19: 4 Ways to Keep Seniors Safe The COVID-19 pandemic has been a scary and trying time for everyone around the globe but the threat of the virus looms greatest for the oldest members of our communities. The CDC reports that “as you get older, your risk for severe illness from COVID-19 increases”,…

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How to Make Fall Prevention Part of Clinical Care

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How To Make Fall Prevention Screening and Assessment a Routine Part of Clinical Care Falls in older are a significant and growing public health problem. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), injury death rates from falls nearly doubled between 2000 and 2013, from an average of 29.6 to 56.7 per 100,000…

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2 Questions When Considering New Tech

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2 Questions to Ask When Considering New Tech for Your Clinic or Senior Care Facility We are seeing an extraordinary rise in the use of technology in healthcare. New tools for screening and assessing patients, or tools for managing workloads and streamlining record keeping are just a few. Whatever your pain point is, there is…

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3 Things to Ask a Senior Care Facility

3 Things You Need to Ask When Choosing a Senior Care Facility Maybe you clicked on this post because you are the child of aging parents who are considering moving into a seniors’ home. Or perhaps you are a senior who is considering the move for yourself. Whatever the situation, moving into a long-term or…

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Plantar Pressure Analysis and Senior Care

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Healthy Aging Research Series II Plantar Pressure Analysis and Its Role in Senior Care Every week, hundreds of research articles are published containing keywords such as ‘gait’, ‘balance’, and ‘falls’. As the CEO and founder of a company in the mobility assessment space, I spend a lot of time reviewing these scientific journals. Every once…

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How Can Your Business Support Healthy Aging?

New Blog Series: How Can Your Long Term or Senior Care Business Support Healthy Aging? Introduction Every week, hundreds of research articles are published containing keywords such as ‘gait’, ‘balance’, and ‘falls’. As the CEO and founder of a company in the mobility assessment space, I spend a lot of time reviewing these scientific journals.…

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