Falls among the elderly are all too common and can have dire consequences. Taking precautionary measures is key, including assessing the house for fall dangers like throw rugs as well as other tripping hazards, poor lighting, and an absence of appropriate grab bars and railings. But there’s another tactic being recommended now: creating a fall plan of care,Read More
Falls among the elderly can cause not only injuries from cuts and bruises to serious hip fractures and head trauma, but also a chain reaction of health complications. Researchers have found that many elderly who fall, even if uninjured, develop a fear of falling, causing them to limit their activities,Read More
Each year, one out of three adults age 65 and older falls, the leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries among seniors, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Knowing what can be done around the house to help prevent or reduce the risk of falls can save a senior from the emergency room or worse.Read More
A fall can be a devastating, even life-changing event for an older adult. According to National Council on Aging, falls result in more than 2.8 million injuries treated in emergency departments annually. Falls are also the number one cause of fractures, hospital admissions for trauma, loss of independence,Read More
Sometimes it’s hard for seniors to admit they need help to stay at home, or they may not even be aware that it’s time for some extra help to maintain a healthy and safe home environment. Is your elderly loved one safe at home, or are there hidden dangers you’re unaware of?Read More
Below is a cute video put out by The Joint Commission about reducing the risk of falling.
Roughly 1 of every 3 people age 65 and older is injured from a fall every year. Reducing the risk of a fall can help seniors live healthier and longer lives.Read More
Recently, the Center For Disease Control (CDC) released a study estimating that forty seven thousand elderly Americans are injured each year due to falls attributed to the use of mobility aids such as canes and walkers. With these shocking figures in mind we have given you some of our caregiver advice to help avoid these situations.Read More