Innovative Solutions for Long Term Care

May 19, 2022
(L-R) Dalhousie students Sathorn (Puffy) Chante, Fabian Bong and Shana Saravanan hold their certificates of achievement for finishing in first place.


As an organization that specializes in seniors’ care, continuous improvement and innovation are necessary drivers to identify new ideas and solutions. This is why we welcomed a special partnership with Dalhousie University for an exciting student event that took place
March 4-6, 2022.

The “Hackathon” event took place over the course of two days with student teams developing ideas and solutions in five challenging areas: falls, social isolation, disease progression and care transitions, and responsive behaviours.

The first-place team developed a Fall Prevention Scoring System (FPSS) using data from long term care resident assessments and real-time location data. They identified risk factors that put residents at increased risk for falling (e.g., diagnosis of dementia, decreased level of activity) and created a point system to identify residents at risk of falling. This score can alert staff to put interventions in place to prevent falling.

Congratulations to everyone who took part in this innovative event


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