Fall Prevention

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What To Do After Falling In the Shower

What to do after falling in the shower? It is much better to be proactive about fall prevention than to be sorry later. Since shower tiles and bathtubs are wet and slippery, they can be a dangerous place in the home. The consequences of a fall in the shower can be life-altering for a senior. […]

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Fall Prevention Tips for Seniors: (Potentially Life-Saving)

According to the CDC, 3 million seniors are treated every year in emergency rooms because of falls. (1) As people age, their risk of falling increases due to factors such as reduced muscle strength (especially weak stabilizer muscles and poor core strength), slower reflexes, changes in vision, and certain medications that can affect balance. Falls

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Non slip Slippers For Elderly

As we age, our bodies naturally become more fragile and susceptible to injuries. One of the most common causes of injuries among the elderly population is falls, which can result in serious physical harm and even death. Therefore, it’s crucial to create a safe environment that minimizes the risk of falls as much as possible.

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How to Minimize Your Bathroom’s Fall Risk

This small room can potentially be one of the most dangerous. We are of course talking about the bathroom. Here we will discuss how to make it a little safer by lowering the fall risk. Even a small slip can have devastating consequences. So when it comes to safety in the bathroom, one of the

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Best Night Lights For Seniors

Before we get into the “Best Night Lights For Seniors”, imagine for a moment that a busy day with the grandkids is over. It was great fun but now your house is back to its normal calm. Before settling in, you decide to check if the front door is locked. The light switch is a

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Rollator Walker Safety

Rollator Walker Safety Handout

My wife was particularly concerned about dad having a fall when we first got his rollator. She had read some horror stories about elderly people falling when using a walker. So I wanted to do some research to find out what we could do to make sure dad was safe. Luckily, most rollator accidents are

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Consequences Of Falls In Elderly

Consequences of Falls in The Elderly

We saw this one catching up as the years rushed past. Suddenly, it seemed more people our age were using walking sticks and rollators. Then we saw an elderly person with a broken leg in a wheelchair. If falls are a consequence of growing older perhaps it’s time we learned to avoid them. A fall

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Where Do Most Falls Occur In The Elderly?

Falls are common and quite often recurrent in the elderly. Whether it be a slight trip, a fall on the stairs or a trip over at home or when you are out, falls can be problematic. Whether it be a bruise or a break, the results can be catastrophic, so making sure that you are

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Bathroom Falls And Injuries Among The Elderly

[toc] Every single day, no matter whether we are five, fifty or eighty five, we use the bathroom. Whether it be washing, dressing, brushing teeth…these are the things that we do every day, probably at times with out even thinking. The bathroom is often looked at as the smallest place in the house and by

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