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When Denial Gets in the Way of Safety

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. As we age, changes take place with our health that can dramatically affect our ability [...]

What You Should Know About Non-slip Bathtub & Shower Floor Treatments

A Non Slip Surface Treatment 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 to fall [...]

Is Fall Prevention the New Taboo Topic?

Yes, it’s difficult to brooch with our aging parents and family members and yet, it’s terrifying to not! One must then weigh the pros and cons of saving a few egos in contrast to saving lives. Sounds extreme, but every 19 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall. So it begs the question, why then, [...]

Fall Risk – How to Determine if You or Your Loved One is at Risk of Falling in the Home

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 for fall reduction are evidence-based [...]

Fall Risk at Discharge – What You Need To Know

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 of falls. Hospitalization in older adults, [...]

How Does Your Home Rate on Fall Prevention Safety? A Room-by-Room Guide

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 being falls free in and [...]

Conversations to Have with Your Aging Parents: Creating a Falls-Free World

We often worry about our aging parents’ safety, well-being and even fiscal health, and many adult children find themselves in the sometimes-awkward position of having to bring up these sensitive conversations with aging parents. Among these concerns, fall prevention may be the hardest to bring up – especially if your parents have chosen to retain [...]

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