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
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
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!