Fall Prevention

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

By | 2018-08-22T11:31:35+00:00 Aug 21, 2018|Categories: Aging Parents, Home Safety Solutions, Senior Falls|

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