STANLEY Healthcare Commemorates 7th Annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day

Bed-Check, Tabs, and UMP fall monitors enhance fall prevention programs for individualized, person-centered care

WALTHAM, MASS., September 23, 2014 — STANLEY Healthcare, a market leading provider of visibility solutions and analytics for the healthcare industry, today commemorates the National Council on Aging’s (NCOA) 7th Annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day. STANLEY Healthcare supports the event to continue raising awareness about the need to reduce fall-related injuries among older adults.  According to the CDC, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall every 14 seconds, with falls resulting in more than 2.4 million injuries and 21,700 deaths each year1. Within senior living facilities, the risks can be even greater, due to debilitating health conditions or the impact of medications.

“Falls Prevention Awareness Day is an excellent opportunity to remind caregivers that falls are a serious threat to the health and safety of patients and long-term care residents,” said Mark Bisson, Global Solution Manager at STANLEY Healthcare. “Because falls are a challenge across the healthcare system, we are proud to work with leading healthcare organizations, including facilities such as Self Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, to support their fall prevention programs with our comprehensive line of fall monitoring solutions.”

According to Kim Osborne, RN at Self Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, “We have been using Bed-Check monitors for several years in both our nursing home and rehabilitation facility, and have found these monitors to be especially useful in our Rehab Lodge. For example, after hip surgery, a patient may have weight-bearing restrictions and be unable to support themselves without assistance. We instruct them to use the sound of the monitor as a reminder to call the nurse instead of getting up alone and risking a fall or other detrimental outcome.”

STANLEY Healthcare also continues to innovate with new advancements in Fall Management, including its Advanced Patient Safety Monitoring Solution – a cost-effective, touch-free solution to improve safety and individual care planning for long-term care residents and patients, by capturing position changes, bed exit, sleep patterns and vital sign trends.

To learn more about STANLEY Healthcare’s Fall Management solutions, view the product demonstration video on YouTube and visit booth #309 at the Association of Rehabilitative Nurses (ARN) Annual Educational Conference, Oct. 29-Nov. 1 in Anaheim, CA.

1Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Web–based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) [online].

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