Tag: fall detection

Coming to terms with falls: Smarter use of OASIS tool can lead to better outcomes

Coming to terms with falls: Smarter use of OASIS tool can lead to better outcomes

An alarming Office of Inspector General study found home health agencies failed to report half of major falls among patients, putting home health providers on the defensive. The OIG identified some shocking statistics, including that 39,000 incidents of falls resulted in major injuries and hospitalizations. The study pulled information from about 61% of all certified home health […]
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6 Medical Alert Systems with Fall Detection for Seniors

Accidents and falls are especially dangerous for the elderly due to their decreased mobility and increasing health concerns. Accidents involving elderly people falling occur annually in every state. Falls are particularly harmful to elderly people because they often cannot immediately summon assistance. When elderly people are unable to care for themselves, modern technology can step […]
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