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Category: Fall Prevention

Complete Fall Prevention Includes Preparing For Fall Incidences

How do you safeguard yourself against a fire? Chances are, you have smoke detectors and fire extinguishers in your home, and follow safe practices when using heat and flame. But you probably also have an insurance policy, just in case something happens….

Aging in Place — DIY Shower Safety

For aging adults who live independently, adjusting their home environment for reasons of safety or accessibility can feel like an admission of defeat. However, putting off such improvements exposes aging individuals to greater risk of even more serious injuries — the kind…

More therapists turning to Wii Golf

Seniors who find that it’s difficult to move around may employ a home health care provider in order to help with day-to-day activities. Now, it seems as though a popular video game could also assist in movement.

Home Lighting Updates — Bright Ideas to Improve Safety

As we age, certain physical abilities can begin to deteriorate; this decline may be enhanced by genetics, lifestyle, or prior injury. One relatively common functional impairment is low vision, which may take the form of light sensitivity, reduced field of vision, reduced…

Home Alteration Projects Help Keep Mom Safe

If your mother has a cognitive disease like dementia, allowing her to stay in a place she recognizes and surrounding her with those she loves can help her feel safe, promote independence and reduce stress. Taking the time to prepare a home…

Reducing your Health Risks with Exercise: Counteract the Aging Process

Exercising as you age is becoming increasingly important.  While our society continues to see an uptick in medicinal methods to treat illness, people often forget that exercising promotes a natural rejuvenation of the body.  Activities as simple as walking around the block…

A Simple, Reliable Test to Predict Fall Risk

The Timed Up and Go (TUG) Test, a standardized evaluation tool, is an early warning indicator for seniors who may need therapy intervention due to fall risk.  Though it is simple, the results of the reliable Timed Up and Go effectively correlate…

Faster Joint Replacement Recovery — Setting Yourself Up for Success

There’s no way around it: recovering from joint replacement surgery is hard work. At least as much as other procedures, the speed and success of your recovery can depend on the effort you put in and the tools and experts you draw…

Protecting Independent Living for Loved Ones Might Just Save Their Lives

As our parents age, we’d all like to see them continue the activities they love and enjoy independent living as long as possible. But did you know that helping them maintain that independence might just also save their lives? Although heart disease,…

Endurance Exercise to Reduce the Risk of Falling

As the body ages, it naturally loses bone density and muscle mass. Endurance exercises help maintain and strengthen muscles, reduce the risk of falls in older individuals and can help reduce symptoms related to depression, arthritis, diabetes, osteoporosis, and back pain, according…

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