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Don’t Just Think Fall -- Think Fall Prevention for Seniors! by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Sun 13 Oct 2013 10:16am Making just a few adaptations to minimize the risk of falls can make a big difference. By Monica Heltemes +Alzheimer's Reading Room Fall is now upon us. Not only did we enter into fall a few weeks ago on September 22, it was also Falls Prevention Awareness Day! You might be surprised to learn that every 15 ... Read on »
Fall Prevention Needs to Be Stepped Up by Anthony Cirillo Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 15 Oct 2009 10:01pm Fall prevention (not the season - I love fall!) needs to be stepped up. In fact, the long-term care arena and smart administrators should adopt fall prevention as a strategic cause. Here is more reasons why. Three in 10 elderly patients who sought care in an emergency room after a fall were admitted to the hospital for treatment of their inju ... Read on »
Fall Prevention is Critical by Eva Z. Facebook Posted Wed 28 Apr 2010 5:29am Fall Prevention is Critical to Senior Safety There has been a great deal of awareness in recent years about how crucial it is for seniors and aging adults to safeguard against falls. CDC reports state that more than one third of people in the US over the age of 65 fall each year. For people in this age bracket, falls are the leading cau ... Read on »
National Falls Prevention Day by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted Fri 21 Sep 2012 8:30am Here's a nice little pun for you: tomorrow, 22 September which is the first day of fall, has been declared by U.S. Senate Resolution 553 to be National Falls Prevention Awareness Day. That's not really news. The Senate votes the Resolution every year but even though it's routine, it is a good annual reminder to be sure we have done all we ... Read on »
Tai Chi Strategic for Fall Prevention by A4M Posted Mon 15 Jul 2013 10:07pm Posted on July 12, 2013, 6 a.m. in Parkinsons Disease Alternative Medicine Lifestyle Tai Chi - image from Shutterstock ... Read on »
HealthQuest Providing Comprehensive Slip and Fall Prevention Program by hqbk Posted Thu 25 Jul 2013 9:41am HealthQuest’s focused slip and fall prevention program allows older adults and geriatric patients improve their mobility and independence by predicting and modifying risk factors. HealthQuest, a leading multi-specialty center located in Brooklyn, New York is offering a comprehensive slip and fall prevention program for older adults to improve thei ... Read on »
5 Easy, Inexpensive Ways To Instantly Improve Home Safety For Falls Prevention Awareness Day by Len S. Patient Expert Posted Fri 20 Sep 2013 3:00pm In recognition of Falls Prevention Awareness Day on Sept. 22, Lynn Wilson, Founder of The CareGiver Partnership, offers five easy and inexpensive ways to instantly improve safety at home and invites readers to download a free 25-page fall prevention guide. As the National Council on Aging and other senior organizations across the nation r ... Read on »
Let's Be Careful Out There: Falls Prevention for Elders by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted Thu 19 Sep 2013 8:30am Next Sunday, 22 September, is Fall Prevention Awareness Day in the United States and that means it's time for our annual reminder about how important it is to do everything possible in your life to prevent falling. FACTS ABOUT FALLS Here are the good – and frightening – facts about falls we should all know and pay attention to, collectiv ... Read on »
Today is National Falls Prevention Day by Dr. Andrew Schneider Posted Mon 05 Oct 2009 10:02pm Today is the first day of fall and the Falls Free Coalition has dubbed today National Falls Prevention Day.  Accidental falls are a major health problem among the elderly in the United States.  One in three people over age 65 fall each year.  Many falls result in hospitalization.  Ten percent of elderly people who fall have serious injuries r ... Read on »
Fall prevention with a little added touch of irony by Betsy Clark Patient Expert Posted Wed 29 Apr 2009 11:44pm We had the monthly meeting of our senior's group at church yesterday. The speaker was my long-time friend Pat Colvin from NE Florida AHEC and she gave a very interesting and informative presentation on fall prevention. Did you know that falls are the leading cause of injury and death for older adults? But there are lots of ways to avoid ... Read on »