Falls

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Did you know that New York City requires window guards on every building that has three or more apartments and residents who are ten years of age or younger? Every single window on the building must have a window guard, except for windows leading to fire escapes. Building owners must…

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Hospitals around the country continue to grapple with an ongoing problem with patient falls. Each year, hundreds of thousands of inpatients suffer unnecessarily due to falls, and despite changes in practices and policies and procedures, nurses continue to arrive too late to prevent these injuries. Determining which patients are most…

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Falls are one of the great injury risks to elderly patients, particularly those experiencing sudden changes in their health status. After spending their entire lives with a certain sense of balance, muscle deterioration, illness, and cognitive changes can drastically increase the risk of a fall occurring. The biggest fear when…

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No one enjoys staying in the hospital. And no one especially wants to stay any longer than necessary. A hospital stay can be prolonged, however, if you suffer an injury due to a fall during your time there. If you think that this is only a concern for the elderly…

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