We’ve all read about things we can do to avoid unnecessary slip and fall accidents in our home, but how closely have you looked at specifics. Here are a few things you can do in your home, you may not have thought of, addressed or knew would assist you in
There is a high incidence of falls after hospital discharge, particularly among patients who are functionally dependent. Major fall risk factors at discharge include: decline in mobility, use of assistive devices and cognitive impairment/confusion. Patients who were functionally dependent and needed professional help after discharge had the highest rate
Here are some simple questions you can ask yourself to determine if you or a loved one may be at risk for falling in your home: Do you exercise regularly? Maintaining a regular exercise program to increase strength, balance and coordination and greatly reduce the risk of falls. Recommended exercise
As we age, there is no doubt in our hearts we feel young. And although being young at heart is wonderful, this ethereal feeling is no match for the ever-changing state of our bodies and the status of our health. The changes that take place with our health that can
A Primer For Fall-proofing Your Bathroom We spend a great deal of time in a place where significant fall risks lurk – the bathroom. The bathroom is the number one place for falls in the home – ironically, it is also the most likely to be overlooked when it comes
Yes, it’s difficult to brooch with our aging parents and family members and yet, it’s terrifying to not!