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Amy Hester on why we should take fall risk seriously

February 21, 2024HME News Staff

BENTON, Ark. - HD Nursing has developed a fall prevention program based on a predictive analytics tool that looks at nine factors, including age, fall history, medications, mental status and mobility issues, and then assigns a score to determine a person’s fall risk.  “Based on that score, we know you are at risk, what the degree is of that risk, and what is driving that risk,” says Amy Hester, CEO and chairwoman of HD Nursing, a patient safety solutions company she founded...

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Fall safety knows no age

August 25, 2015Tracy Orzel

You're never too young to think about fall prevention—just ask Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon. The funny man nearly lost his finger in June when he tripped on a braided rug, injuring his hand on a countertop.“I don't think people realize you don't have to be 80 years old to fall out of a bathtub,” said Frances Sheehy, president of St. Paul, Minn.-based Liberty Oxygen and Medical Equipment.However, there's no denying that the risk of falling increases with age. One in three people...

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Sept. 22 is National Falls Prevention Awareness Day

September 20, 2012HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Sept. 22 is “National Falls Prevention Awareness Day,” and HME providers should take the opportunity to alert their local media and highlight the role they play in preventing falls, says AAHomecare. “Falls are a leading cause of injuries, hospitalizations and death among older Americans,” Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.), Chairman of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, said in a statement. The Senate recently passed a resolution declaring the day. “Fall prevention...

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