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  • Head Protection for Elderly Falls Head injuries can take their toll on seniors due to their debilitating effects. Luckily, older adults can use protective headgear and take other steps for safety. Let’s take a look at ways you can ensure head protection for seniors. Consequences of Head Injuries When the ... Continue Reading
  • Elderly Fall Prevention: Complete Action Plan Nearly 25,000 people over age 75 died from falls in 2016. Dealing with death after a fall in elderly people can be quite distressing but luckily there are ways you can prevent such drastic incidents. In this post, we will take a look at the factors behind falls in the ... Continue Reading
  • Modifying Stairs for the Elderly Many seniors are only one fall away from a loss of independence. And for people who live in homes with stairs, there’s an added risk. But there are actually many ways to make stairs easier and safer for the elderly. Some simple safety assessments and modifications can help ... Continue Reading
  • How Can an Older Person Get Up Off the Floor After a Fall? Every year, about one quarter of adults over 65 will suffer a fall. It’s no secret that falling can be dangerous, especially for the elderly. But even falls that don’t cause an immediate injury can end badly if you don’t know how to react. Of course, it’s not uncommon for ... Continue Reading
  • Falls in the Elderly: Statistics We’ve all fallen before, but as we get older, falls become far more dangerous. Falls are the leading cause of injury among seniors, including the leading cause of fatal injury. Among those who survive, a fall could threaten their future independence. Falls can also take a ... Continue Reading
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