Keeping Expanding Senior Population Safe at Home

By: William Burleson

 

There are many serious new concerns with the aging population having a preference for independent living. These include the potential for a life threatening fall, wondering away from the home or independent living facility and safety within the home. This extends to caregivers who undergo increased stress and worry associated with these potential threats to their patient or family member.

 

Medical Nurse Training Inc. is partnering with numerous caregiver groups to improve the outcomes for seniors living in these difficult situations. This includes a consumer site www.saferfalls.com a wholesale provider of new technologies like fall and wandering devices to prevent these devastating events. Inexpensive monitors that alert family and caregivers when a senior is exiting a bed, leaving a room or the home are particularly valuable. These alarms include a gentle voice reminder not to get up without assistance. Many of these devices are unknown to the general public. Pendants to call caregivers when help is needed are also very useful. Numerous other medical devices like hip protectors have proven to be an effective way to significantly reduce deadly hip fractures.

 

Many injuries at home occur during the activities of bathing and toileting. Bathroom safety is an area where new technology can really help. This will include bacteriostatic bath mats that reduce hip fractures and head injury. Toileting alarms that alert the caregiver when toileting is complete have proven very effective in the rehabilitation and home care setting. Training for caregivers and a review of these proven devices is provided by the theses sites.

 

Over 44 million baby boomers live at home with an elderly sick parent according to The Caring Alliance. Another 25 million at risk elderly live alone and unprotected from devastating falls, The current economic conditions have exacerbated these numbers. Since life expectancy has continued to increase this situation is likely to become even more prevalent. The seniors with alziemers, at risk of falls and serious medical conditions may need to move in with adult children and adult children often have to take time off work to care for at risk parents. The costs emotionally and physically to these seniors and their families is enormous.

 

By going to www.MedicalNurseTraining.com and www.SaferFalls.comyou can get a broad overview of the types of programs offered to the medical community, to seniors’ families, and review informative blogs. Discussions regarding how your program, facility, family or listeners and viewers will greatly benefit from this information are encouraged. These medically sound approaches have gotten legislative attention and will reduce government costs by an estimated $100 billion per year. Medical Nurse Training encourages the entire Senior Community to view clinical references, ask questions, and will even offer one on one consultation, available at www.MedicalNurseTraining.com.

Fall Facts and Solutions – Home and Institutional Care – Senior Fall Prevention

By:  Pat Devaney, President

Medical Nurse Training, Inc.

 

The focus of this blog is to call attention to the risk of falls and new solutions in both education and technologies. To receive all the information available you can go to www.MedicalNurseTraining.com and www.SaferFalls.com

Center for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that over 60% of fatal falls occur in the home. Additionally the total cost of falls in 2010 is expected to be between 68 and 100 Billion Dollars.

 

Most of this cost and loss of life is completely preventable through new fall prevention, fall protection and safer falls education. Many of these medically significant events include hip fracture, head injury, fear of falling again, broken vertebrae and broken wrist. Much of this information is virtually unknown to the general public.

 

Over 44 million baby boomers live at home with an elderly sick parent according to The Caring Alliance. Another 25 million at risk elderly live alone and unprotected from devastating falls. The current economic conditions have exacerbated these numbers. Since life expectancy has continued to increase this situation is likely to become even more prevalent. The faller may need to move in with adult children and adult children often have to take time off work to care for at risk parents. The costs emotionally and physically to the person who falls and their families is enormous.

 

l  Annually there are approximately 370,000 hip fractures.

l  Falls are the major cause of 40% of nursing home admissions and subsequent costs to families.

l  Per year, of those admitted to a hospital only about 50 % will survive a serious fall.

l  Old age sets in with the first fall, mortality with the second.

l  Falls are the leading cause of accidental death.

l  More than 33% of adults 65 and older fall each year.

l  Of those who fall 20 to 30% suffer severe injuries.

l  The U. S. life expectancy increased from 75.5 years in 1993 to 77.6 years in 2003.  These changes have resulted in a U. S. population with a greater proportion of older adults who are living with chronic disease, leaving them at great risk for falling and less likely to survive the injuries resulting from a fall.  (CDC, 2005)

l  Research shows that more than a third of all older adults fall each year and 10-20% of falls cause serious injuries such as fractures or head traumas.  (Stevens, 2005)

l  Injury from a fall is the 4th major cause of death in older adults.

l  Costs include hospital and nursing home care, doctors and other professional services, rehabilitation, community services, medical equipment, medications, changes that need to be made to the home and insurance processing.  (CDC, 2005)

l  The cost emotionally and physically to the person who fell and their families is enormous as well.

l  The faller may need to move in with adult children, adult children may need to take time off of work to care for their parent.

l  In short, many lives can be forever changed by a severe fall.  The quality of their life may never return to its pre-fall state.

l  Recurrent falls are a common reason for admission of previously independent elderly persons to long-term care institutions.

l  Fear of falling and the post fall anxiety syndrome are also well recognized as negative consequences of falls.

l  The loss of self-confidence to ambulate safely can result in self-imposed functional limitations.  (Brown, 1999)

 

 

 

The President of Medical Nurse Training, Mr. Devaney is available to speak to the new technologies and education for your program or for home utilization. Medical Nurse Training is the premier portal for training nurses and doctors utilizing a nationally known Geriatric Doctor, the Assistant Director of Nursing at Johns Hopkins and Patrick Devaney who has over 25 years experience lecturing on these topic to tens of thousands of nurses, doctors and healthcare facilities. Anyone who is above the age of 55 or has a relative, who is at risk for falls, is confused or agitated, has Alzheimer’s, or presents elopement risks at home will be very interested in this new material. This information will be invaluable to seniors and their families.

 

Mr. Devaney’s mother died as the result of an unnecessary hip fracture. This loss could have easily been prevented with one of these new devices or education techniques. Numerous lives have already been saved with these clinically proven devices.

Additionally, we have partnered with the leading manufacturers of these low cost fall prevention technologies to provide these fall products predominately available only through hospitals and nursing homes to the general public at institutional prices.

 

By going to www.MedicalNurseTraining.com you can get a broad overview of the types of programs we offer to the medical community, families, seniors and review our educational materials. We would welcome a discussion of how your family or your program and listeners/viewers will greatly benefit from this information. This piece will be of interest to most if not all. These medically sound approaches will eventually get attention and will reduce government costs in the Billions of dollars over the next few years. You can also review clinical references on this site. Thank you for reviewing this important material. We look forward to working with you for the appearance on your program.

 

Medical Nurse Training provides the latest on-line training to Doctors and Nurses on fall prevention and protection. This includes in-house education on devices that will reduce injury from falls and related deaths and on-line education for those concerned about falls at home.

 

Hip Protectors – High Impact – absorbing pads that help protect hip bones against injury from falls. About 320,000 people suffer a hip fracture every year.  These pads are built into brief’s, panties, sweat pants and sweat shorts. They can easily be laundered and re-used numerous times to help protect from falls. The use of these devices has been clinically proven to reduce fall injuries. Many individuals that experience a fall are afraid to continue normal activities like walking. These devices help these people resume a normal life. Hip Fracture is one of the number one causes of death in older individuals. Our experience shows that hip protectors are generally not known by the general public

 

Fall Alarms – Inexpensive bed and chair exit electronic monitors otherwise known as Fall Alarms, assist with the observation of patients and family members to help reduce falls and the potential for elopement from home or a facility. A variety of sensor accessories may be used including toileting sensors, bed/chair sensors, infrared sensors and self releasing sensors may be attached to the monitor to reduce risk. These alarms include a gentle voice reminder not to get up without assistance. Pendants to call caregivers when help is needed are also very useful.

 

Floor Cushions and Bath Mats – Certain areas of the home are very high risk for injury from falls like the bathroom. Special floor cushions and bath mats are designed to help reduce the impact from a fall and are frequently talked about in the clinical literature. These floor cushions are tri-fold in design, making them convenient to carry to areas requiring the most immediate protection.

 

 

Bathrooms are also very high risk zones. The sure step bath mat can be used to significantly reduce the impact of a fall. The mat is impervious to water and bacterial growth and can be custom cut to fit the contours of any bathroom or floor.

 

 

Please go to www.MedicalNurseTraining.com for more information on these programs and devices.

Reducing Fall Related Deaths and Injuries in the Home

Author Pat Devaney, President Medical Nurse Training

 

We are pleased to announce a partnership with very reputable fall device manufacturers to provide lifesaving, at home products for fall prevention and protection at institutional prices. As of August 24th, 2009, we are including these fall products under a new section consumer fall prevention devices. The www.MedicalNurseTraining.com  site will be linked to the product site www.SaferFalls.com which will include these unique, discounted fall devices. Very often we hear from Doctors and Nurses, “where can I obtain these protective devices for at risk friends and relatives?” Many of these products are virtually unknown to the general public. Now there are some new and very inexpensive devices for home use to significantly reduce these injuries and costs.

 

There are a large number of people that never recover from a hip fracture at home.  Additionally, there have been a tremendous number of situations where family members wander away from home. These new devices significantly reduce this risk. Fall related injuries are very costly in lives and over $100 billion yearly in unnecessary medical expenses.

 

The President of Medical Nurse Training, Mr. Devaney had a personal tragedy when his mother died as the result of an unnecessary hip fracture. This loss could have easily been prevented with one of these new devices. Numerous lives have already been saved with these clinically proven fall protection products. We have just partnered with the Posey Company, the leader in the field, to offer these fall products at a great discount.

 

Medical Nurse Training provides the latest on-line training to Doctors and Nurses on fall prevention and protection. This includes in-house education on devices that will reduce injury from falls and related deaths. We will be carrying this process forward to educate the non medical community to help avoid the costly risk of falls at home. Some of these tremendous new technologies include comfortable Hip Protectors, Wireless Pagers for caregivers at home, fall and exit alarms, medical grade floor cushions, and bath mats.

 

 

Hip Protectors – High Impact – absorbing pads that help protect hip bones against injury from falls. About 320,000 people suffer a hip fracture every year.  These pads are built into briefs, panties, sweat pants and sweat shorts. They can easily be laundered and re-used numerous times to help protect from falls. The use of these devices has been clinically proven to reduce injury. Many individuals that experience a fall are afraid to continue normal activities like walking. These devices help these people resume a normal life. Hip Fracture is one of the number one causes of death in older individuals. Our experience shows that hip protectors are generally not known by the general public

 

Fall Alarms – Inexpensive bed and chair exit electronic monitors otherwise known as Fall Alarms, assist with the observation of patients and family members to help reduce falls and the potential for elopement from home or a facility. A variety of sensor accessories may be used including toileting sensors, bed/chair sensors, infrared sensors and self releasing sensors may be attached to the monitor to reduce risk. These alarms include a gentle voice reminder not to get up without assistance. Many of these devices are unknown to the general public.

 

Floor Cushions and Bath Mats – Certain areas of the home are very high risk for injury from falls like the bathroom. Special floor cushions and bath mats are designed to help reduce the impact from a fall and are frequently talked about in the clinical literature. These floor cushions are tri-fold in design, making them convenient to carry to areas requiring the most immediate protection. Bathrooms are also very high risk zones. The sure step bath mat can be used to significantly reduce the impact of a fall. The mat is impervious to water and bacterial growth and can be custom cut to fit the contours of any bathroom or floor.

 

 

Please go to www.MedicalNurseTraining.com for more information on these programs and devices. A consumer section with numerous new fall prevention and protection devices will appear on the site shortly. This will include significant educational resources for the non medical community. In the meantime you are welcome to email us with your immediate needs.

Reducing Fall Risk, Fall Prevention and Protection

New fall identifiers are helping to identify patients and residents at risk.  Once identified, proven technologies and education can significantly reduce risk even after discharge.  Acute Care facilities are struggling to minimize the effect of preventable falls on the facility budget.  We have included a compilation of ideas for your review on fall prevention and fall protection through online falls training coupled with new effective technologies.

 

This is to announce a tremendous saving in lives and medical costs of over $200 billion yearly.  Most of these savings can be achieved by reducing the risk of falls and protecting against the effect of falls particularly in the population now approaching 60 and above.  New personal use technologies that are relatively unknown to some in the medical field and more often the public, will easily eliminate these useless injuries and death.  The National Center for Patient Safety recently recommended the use of these new approaches.  We are receiving numerous requests to offer this information to the general public and we are eager to perform this public service.

 

The President of Medical Nurse Training, Inc.,Mr. Devaney, is available to speak to these new technologies and education for your program.  Medical Nurse Training is the premier portal for training nurses and doctors utilizing a nationally known Geriatric Doctor, the Assistant Director of Nursing at Johns Hopkins and Patrick Devaney who has over 25 years experience lecturing on these topic to tens of thousands of nurses, doctors, and healthcare facilities.  Anyone who is above the age of 55 or has a relative, who is at risk for falls, is confused or agitated, has Alzheimer’s, or presents elopement risks at home will be very interested in this new material.

 

Mr. Devaney’s mother died as the result of an unnecessary hip fracture.  This loss would have easily been prevented with one of these new devices or education techniques.  Numerous lives have already been saved with these clinically proven devices.

 

We have partnered with the leading manufacturers of these low cost medical technologies to provide these devices predominately available only through hospitals and nursing homes to the general public at an institutional price.

 

By going to www.MedicalNurseTraining.com you can get a broad overview of the types of programs we offer to the medical community and review our blogs.  We would welcome a discussion of how your program and listeners/viewers will greatly benefit from this information. This piece will be of interest to most, if not all. These medically sound approaches have gotten attention and will reduce government costs in the trillions of dollars over the next 10 years.  You can also review clinical references on this site.

 

Medical Nurse Training provides the latest on-line training to Doctors and Nurses on fall prevention and protection.  This includes in-house education on devices that will reduce injury from falls and related deaths.

 

Hip Protectors – High Impact – absorbing pads that help protect hip bones against injury from falls.  About 320,000 people suffer a hip fracture every year.  These pads are built into briefs, panties, sweat pants and sweat shorts.  They can easily be laundered and re-used numerous times to help protect from falls.  The use of these devices has been clinically proven to reduce injury.  Many individuals that experience a fall are afraid to continue normal activities like walking.  These devices help these people resume a normal life.  Hip Fracture is one of the leading causes of death in older individuals.  Our experience shows that hip protectors are generally not known by the general public

 

Fall Alarms – Inexpensive bed and chair exit electronic monitors otherwise known as Fall Alarms, assist with the observation of patients and family members to help reduce falls and the potential for elopement from home or a facility.  A variety of sensor accessories may be used including toileting sensors, bed/chair sensors, infrared sensors and self releasing sensors may be attached to the monitor to reduce risk.  These alarms include a gentle voice reminder not to get up without assistance.  Many of these devices are unknown to the general public.

 

Floor Cushions and Bath Mats – Certain areas of the home are a very high risk for injury from falls like the bathroom.  Special floor cushions and bath mats are designed to help reduce the impact from a fall and are frequently talked about in the clinical literature.  These floor cushions are tri-fold in design, making them convenient to carry to areas requiring the most immediate protection.  Bathrooms are also very high risk zones. The sure step bath mat can be used to significantly reduce the impact of a fall. The mat is impervious to water and bacterial growth and can be custom cut to fit the contours of any bathtub or floor.

 

Please go to www.MedicalNurseTraining.com for more information on these programs and devices. A consumer section with numerous new fall prevention and fall protection devices will appear on the site shortly. In the meantime you are welcome to email us with your immediate needs.

Hospital and Nursing Home Fall Prevention and Protection – Significantly Reducing Risk – Devices and Education

Author: Pat Devaney

 

This is to announce a tremendous saving in lives and medical costs of over 200 billion dollars yearly. Most of these savings can be achieved by reducing the risk of falls and protecting against the effect of falls particularly in the population now approaching 60 and above. New personal use technologies that are relatively unknown to some in the medical field and more often the public can easily eliminate these useless injuries and death.. National Center for Patient Safety recently recommended the use of these new approaches. We are receiving numerous requests to offer this information to the general public and we are willing to perform this public service.

 

The President of Medical Nurse Training, Mr. Devaney is available to speak to these new technologies and education for your program. Medical Nurse Training is the premier portal for training nurses and doctors utilizing a nationally known Geriatric Doctor, the Assistant Director of Nursing at Johns Hopkins and Patrick Devaney who has over 25 years of experience lecturing on these topic to tens of thousands of nurses, doctors and healthcare facilities. Anyone who is above the age of 55 or has a relative, who is at risk for falls, is confused or agitated, has Alzheimer’s, or presents elopement risks at home will be very interested in this new material.

 

Mr. Devaney’s mother died as the result of an unnecessary hip fracture. This loss could have easily been prevented with one of these new devices or education techniques. Numerous lives have already been saved with these clinically proven devices.

 

We have partnered with the leading manufacturers of these low cost medical technologies to provide these devices predominately available only through hospitals and nursing homes to the general public at an institutional price.

 

By going to www.MedicalNurseTraining.com you can get a broad overview of the types of programs we offer to the medical community and review our blogs. We would welcome a discussion of how your program and listeners/viewers will greatly benefit from this information. This piece will be of interest to most if not all. These medically sound approaches will eventually get attention and will reduce government costs in the trillions of dollars over the next 10 years. You can also review clinical references on this site.

Medical Nurse Training provides the latest on-line training to Doctors and Nurses on fall prevention and protection. This includes in-house education on devices that will reduce injury from falls and related deaths.

 

Hip Protectors – High Impact – absorbing pads that help protect hip bones against injury from falls. About 320,000 people suffer a hip fracture every year.  These pads are built into briefs, panties, sweat pants and sweat shorts. They can easily be laundered and re-used numerous times to help protect from falls. The use of these devices has been clinically proven to reduce injury. Many individuals that experience a fall are afraid to continue normal activities like walking. These devices help these people resume a normal life. Hip Fracture is one of the number one causes of death in older individuals. Our experience shows that hip protectors are generally not known by the general public

 

Fall Alarms – Inexpensive bed and chair exit electronic monitors otherwise known as Fall Alarms, assist with the observation of patients and family members to help reduce falls and the potential for elopement from home or a facility. A variety of sensor accessories may be used including toileting sensors, bed/chair sensors, infrared sensors and self releasing sensors may be attached to the monitor to reduce risk. These alarms include a gentle voice reminder not to get up without assistance. Many of these devices are unknown to the general public.

 

Floor Cushions and Bath Mats – Certain areas of the home are very high risk for injury from falls like the bathroom. Special floor cushions and bath mats are designed to help reduce the impact from a fall and are frequently talked about in the clinical literature. These floor cushions are tri-fold in design, making them convenient to carry to areas requiring the most immediate protection. Bathrooms are also very high risk zones. The sure step bath mat can be used to significantly reduce the impact of a fall. The mat is impervious to water and bacterial growth and can be custom cut to fit the contours of any bathroom or floor.

 

Please go to www.MedicalNurseTraining.com for more information on these programs and devices. A consumer section with numerous new fall prevention and protection devices will appear on the site shortly. In the meantime you are welcome to email us with your immediate needs.