Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Samarion Fall Prevention System reduces nursing home injuries

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Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of injury deaths and non-fatal injuries. Now, a cutting edge fall prevention system is helping nursing home residents maintain optimal health.

State of the art technology is changing the way nursing homes operate. Inside The Guardian House Alzheimer’s facility in Louisiana, each room is equipped with a Samarion Fall Prevention System. Guardian House CEO, Neal Rider said, “We have a ‘smart’ system, which is a computer system that will learn patient movement and activity.“

Rider says each resident has an individual profile that determines the risk for potential falls. If they are categorized as a “fall risk,“ the computer and motion sensor devices will monitor their every move in bed and alert the staff if anything is abnormal. Looking at the computer screen as an alert comes in, Rider said, “You can see the unauthorized bed exit alert is coming in and you can see the individual getting out of the bed. It identifies where the person is in the building and where other individuals and staff are located throughout the building.“

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