Fall Prevention

Caregiver assist senior woman at home
April 10th, 2024

Ensuring Seniors’ Safety at Home After a Dangerous Fall

Among seniors, falling is a significant risk factor for injury and decline, often leading to long-term consequences. Post-fall, special care becomes imperative for their recovery and well-being. Navigating Life After a Fall Even seniors in good physical shape rarely emerge unscathed from a fall. It often results in fractures, such as hips or arms, and Read more >>

Seniors walking in winter
January 2nd, 2024

Preventing Winter Falls: Tips for Safety

Despite our best efforts, navigating icy surfaces in winter often leads to slips and falls. While complete avoidance may be challenging, there are proactive steps we can take to minimize the risk. This becomes doubly crucial when caring for seniors, as ensuring their safety can prevent severe injuries. Use These Tips to Help Prevent Falls Read more >>

Senior Couple Wearing Backpacks Hiking In Countryside Together
August 30th, 2023

Choose the Right Footwear to Enhance Senior Fall Prevention

One of the most critical concerns for our elderly population is the risk of slips and falls, which can lead to serious injuries due to brittle bones and weakened muscles. An effective approach to mitigating this risk involves selecting appropriate footwear that provides stability and support. As we age, our need for supportive shoes becomes Read more >>

14 Strength, Flexibility & Balance Exercises for Seniors
December 8th, 2022

14 Strength, Flexibility & Balance Exercises for Seniors

Falls are the leading cause of injury-related death for Americans 65 and older, according to data from the CDC.1 Luckily, there are many ways to lower the likelihood of taking a tumble and increase your ability to recover. Two of the most effective are: Exercises. One of the main risk factors is poor strength and balance.2 There Read more >>

Keeping Seniors with Osteoporosis Safe
August 14th, 2021

5 Ways to Prevent Falls at Home and Elsewhere

We all want to stress less, live independently, and stay safe as we age. Practicing fall prevention is a crucial aspect of aging well, and the good news is that you can adopt these tactics today to reduce the risk of falls. These strategies not only help you maintain your independence but also contribute to Read more >>

Mature woman helping elderly mother with paperwork
December 4th, 2018

Reduce the Risk of Falls Inside the House

In the cozy familiarity of our homes, we often underestimate the potential hazards that can lead to trips and falls. Unfortunately, these accidents can be particularly concerning for older adults, as falls are the leading cause of injury among this demographic. However, the good news is that with proactive measures, we can significantly reduce these Read more >>

How to Overcome Fear of Falling
April 30th, 2018

How to Overcome Fear of Falling

According to the National Institutes of Health, more than 1.6 million older adults in the US go to the emergency room for fall-related injuries each year. Many of them never return to their own homes again, instead moving to assisted living communities or nursing homes because of injuries they sustained in the fall, their fear Read more >>

Man and son walking outside
November 20th, 2017

Tips for Building Confidence in Your Senior After a Fall

If your loved one has recently fallen, she’s not alone: One out of every three seniors falls each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She may also have developed a fear of falling that has greatly limited her mobility. As her primary caregiver, or as part of her support system through family caregiving, Read more >>

Man with walker and nurse
September 4th, 2016

How to Install Grab Bars in No Time

Falls are a major health risk for seniors. For this reason, fall prevention is a top priority for many. Something as simple as installing grab bars in your shower and toilet area can help prevent falls, according to the National Institutes of Health. Learning how to install grab bars isn’t difficult, and it can often be Read more >>

Senior Couple Wearing Backpacks Hiking In Countryside Together
August 25th, 2016

Improving Balance and Decreasing Fall Risk Through Vibration Therapy

Regular exercise and physical activity are significant components of a healthy lifestyle and can be incorporated into your life regardless of your age, says the National Institute on Aging. In addition to making you stronger, exercise can also help keep your joints, ligaments, and tendons flexible. Even seniors who are more frail can improve their Read more >>

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