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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Diabetes Series: Complications and Prevention

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Part I: Diabetes Complications & Prevention Last year, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Government of Canada marked the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin by hosting the Global Diabetes Summit. The focus: reduce the prevalence of diabetes and help those living with it to better manage their disease. Globally, approximately 422 million…

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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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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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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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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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Catching Seniors Before They Fall: Part III

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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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Catching Seniors Before They Fall: Part II

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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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Stepscan’s New Mobility Assessments

Stepscan launches fall risk and mobility assessment tool for hospital patients and nursing home residents Stepscan is happy to announce the launch of a new mobility assessment tool. Accidental falls are a widespread and serious threat to patient safety. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that between 50-75% of elder patients suffer…

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