Navigation Links
Study: 21 percent of newly admitted nursing home residents sustain a fall during their stay
Date:6/20/2012

LOS ANGELES, CA One in five short-stay nursing home patients sustains a fall after their admission, and certified nursing assistant (CNA) staffing is associated with decreased fall risk, according to a study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Researchers from the University of Southern California and Brown University analyzed the 2006 Minimum Data Set (MDS) assessments of all Medicare/Medicaid patients admitted to a nursing home for the first time. Among more than 230,000 patients in nearly 10,000 nursing homes across the country, the researchers found that 21% of newly admitted nursing home residents sustained at least one fall during their first 30 days in the facility.

To identify potential factors contributing to falls, the study also examined various organizational characteristics of nursing homes. Facilities with higher CNA-to-patient staffing ratios were associated with fewer falls, likely because CNAs provide much of the hands-on patient care during high-risk activities such as toileting, dressing, and ambulation.

While fall rates among long-term nursing home populations are well documented, the nationwide study is believed to be the first of its kind to specifically analyze fall rates among newly admitted nursing home residents. Because newly admitted nursing home residents are in a novel environment and are unfamiliar to staff, identification and management of fall risk poses a particular challenge.

Lead author Natalie Leland, a research gerontologist and occupational therapist at the University of Southern California, explains how this study highlights the unique health care goals of a rehabilitating population striving to get back to the community relative to those of long-term patients who reside in the nursing home.

"A fall can delay or permanently prevent the patient from returning to the community, and identifying risk of falling is essential for implementing fall prevention strategies and facilitating
'/>"/>

Contact: Mike McNulty
mmcnulty@usc.edu
909-374-6814
University of Southern California
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Study: Women not getting enough exercise; at risk of developing metabolic syndrome
2. Study: Insomnia takes toll on tinnitus patients
3. Study: No link between depression, nasal obstruction
4. Study: More Pre-Teens Get Vaccines When Middle Schools Require Them
5. Study: Kids Who Sleep in Parents Bed Less Likely to Be Overweight
6. OHSU study: Misdiagnosis of MS is costing health system millions per year
7. UW study: Sleep apnea associated with higher mortality from cancer
8. Study: Heart damage after chemo linked to stress in cardiac cells
9. STeleR study: Telerehab improves functioning after stroke
10. Study: Willingness to be screened for dementia varies by age but not by sex, race or income
11. 62 percent of men and 37 percent of women over the age of 65 are sexually active
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/30/2014)... Hicksville, NY (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 ... Organizations throughout the planet has been one of ... in order to create a positive impact around ... aesthetics and staffed with top trained executives and ... millions of people worldwide. Vital statistics demonstrate ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... New York, New York (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 ... and other incretin mimetic claims continue to move forward ... a statement issued by AstraZeneca PLC on July 31, ... have been named in 409 product liability claims that ... cancer. Court documents indicate that many of these claims ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... AZ (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 Hastings ... personal injury attorneys located throughout Arizona is pleased to ... This is one specific example among many cases where ... clients are able to retain a greater portion of ... after case that providing a positive solution for Arizona ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... Serving contented clients since inception, #1 web ... is now offering discount for Labor Day on ... on putting forward the best of web development technology ... team of professionals and web developers and designers has ... the critical issues of web development and can develop ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 In ... and increasingly difficult to get. Snoring and sleep apnea (a ... stops) robs people and their bed partners of the rest ... to 45% of the population snores and 20 million people ... only 10% have been diagnosed and treated; and of those ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Cradle of Aviation Museum Opens Its Doors to Long Island Scientologists 2Health News:Byetta Lawsuits Move Forward, as Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Settlements in More than 80 Cases 2Health News:Byetta Lawsuits Move Forward, as Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Settlements in More than 80 Cases 3Health News:Hastings and Hastings Is Pleased To Report Having Saved A Client $67,100 On A Settlement Of $610,000 2Health News:Profit By Outsourcing Offering Discount for Labor Day on all Web Development Services 2Health News:Snoring: Bad for Relationships, Bad for Health 2Health News:Snoring: Bad for Relationships, Bad for Health 3
... 12 Blue Cross of California,highly values the trust ... with their physicians and medical groups. It is,our responsibility ... to date,both for the benefit of our members and ... we do this is to send the member,s application ...
... ... New Event Name ... Same Commitment to ... the Health of all Babies, ... pleased to announce that 4-year-old Bradley,Coffey of Kennedy Heights and his family ... Formerly known as WalkAmerica,March for Babies is the March of Dimes premier ...
... Feb. 12 Echo Therapeutics,Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ... that it had completed an approximately,$2.3 million private ... VII, LLC and certain other select institutional and ... The $2,292,459 in aggregate principal amount of ...
... 12 Edwards Lifesciences,Corporation (NYSE: EW ), the ... that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against,CoreValve, ... Court for,the District of Delaware. The suit seeks injunctive ... family of patents for transcatheter,heart valve technology., "Edwards ...
... DARIEN, Ill., Feb. 12 Darien, IL-based Healthation,announced ... Provider Portal to deliver interactive self-service,capabilities to its ... track record of integrating with the plan,s existing ... claims directly through the,provider portal., The AboveHealth ...
... MENLO PARK, Calif., Feb. 12 XTENT, Inc.,(Nasdaq: ... results for 2007,after market close on Tuesday, February 19, ... day at 2 p.m., Pacific Time (5 p.m. Eastern ... XTENT,s President and Chief,Executive Officer, and Tim Kahlenberg, Chief ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Local Families Chosen for Ambassador Role for 2008 March for Babies 2Health News:Local Families Chosen for Ambassador Role for 2008 March for Babies 3Health News:Echo Therapeutics Announces Closing of Approximately $2.3 Million Private Financing 2Health News:Echo Therapeutics Announces Closing of Approximately $2.3 Million Private Financing 3Health News:Edwards Lifesciences Initiates Patent Infringement Litigation Against CoreValve in the U.S. 2Health News:PrimeWest Health Chooses Healthation's AboveHealth as Next Generation Provider Portal 2
(Date:8/29/2014)... , Aug. 29, 2014 The Competitive Intelligence ... and marketplace changes. CI leaders who adjust will succeed, ... In a new Best Practices, LLC study CI leaders ... insights, including: - Use secondary research whenever ... research - Internal staff who are creative ...
(Date:8/29/2014)...   Mast Therapeutics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ... Santosh Vetticaden, Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice ... reasons, in mid-September.  Edwin L. Parsley , ... which Mast acquired earlier this year, will assume ... Chief Medical Officer.  Dr. Parsley previously was with ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... Research and Markets has announced ... Report, 2014-2017" report to their offering. ... of reimbursement for medical expenses, the Chinese orthopedic instrument ... presenting a CAGR of 19.2% during 2009-2013. Trauma products, ... of orthopedic instruments in China , ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Using the Competitive Intelligence Function to Drive Better Business Decisions in the Pharmaceutical Sector 2Mast Therapeutics Announces Management Change 2Mast Therapeutics Announces Management Change 3Mast Therapeutics Announces Management Change 4China Orthopedic Instrument Industry Report, 2014-2017 2
... - MIV Therapeutics Inc.,(OTCBB:MIVT) (FWB:MIV), a leading ... delivery systems for,cardiovascular stents and other implantable ... sponsored bench test confirmed that,merging Biosync Scientific's ... acquired, with the Company's polymer-free drug,delivery system ...
... to Company Oncology Programs to be Presented, SOUTH ... Incorporated announced,today that four posters containing non-clinical data ... the American Association,for Cancer Research (AACR) to be ... CA. These posters are related to multiple oncology,programs ...
Cached Medicine Technology:MIV Therapeutics Announces Pivotal Test Results Further Validating,Company Stent Coatings Meet Critical FDA Fatigue Guidelines 2MIV Therapeutics Announces Pivotal Test Results Further Validating,Company Stent Coatings Meet Critical FDA Fatigue Guidelines 3MIV Therapeutics Announces Pivotal Test Results Further Validating,Company Stent Coatings Meet Critical FDA Fatigue Guidelines 4Cytokinetics Announces Non-clinical Data to be Presented at the,2007 AACR Annual Meeting 2Cytokinetics Announces Non-clinical Data to be Presented at the,2007 AACR Annual Meeting 3Cytokinetics Announces Non-clinical Data to be Presented at the,2007 AACR Annual Meeting 4Cytokinetics Announces Non-clinical Data to be Presented at the,2007 AACR Annual Meeting 5Cytokinetics Announces Non-clinical Data to be Presented at the,2007 AACR Annual Meeting 6Cytokinetics Announces Non-clinical Data to be Presented at the,2007 AACR Annual Meeting 7
An advanced microprocessor-controlled unit with superior reliability and reproducible power. Its modern electronics provides the precision and control a surgeon expects....
Compressor-cooled plate used to keep blocks cold while sectioning....
Compact instrument that quickly dries racks of slides using warm air....
Liquichek Blood Gas Plus EGL Control is an aqueous product used to monitor the measurement of pH, pCO2, pO2, electrolytes, glucose and lactate (lactic acid)....
Medicine Products: