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
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 dangerous fall can happen anytime and anywhere, and while we tend to be most concerned about frail seniors and falling, seniors who appear strong and healthy can also be susceptible to falls in the home. Many otherwise healthy older adults experience some normal changes that occur as people age,Read More
A fall can be a devastating, even life-changing event for an older adult. According to NIH Senior Health, more than 1.6 million seniors in the US are admitted to the emergency room each year due to fall-related injuries. Falls are also the number one cause of fractures,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
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