All posts within: fall prevention

Oct
28

Falls are prevalent among the elderly and can be dangerous. According to the CDC:

  • One out of three seniors falls each year.
  • Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries.
  • Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries.
  • Most fractures among older adults are caused by falls.
  • More than 95% of hip fractures are caused by falls. Hip fractures increase exponentially with age. Tragically,… read more


    Posted October 28, 2014
    Tags: fall prevention

     

    Oct
    20

    While we tend to be most concerned about frail seniors and falling, seniors who appear strong and healthy can be susceptible to falls in the home as well. Normal changes that occur as people age—changes in eyesight, decreased muscle strength, etc.—can make older adults more prone to falling.

    According to the CDC, 20-30% of people who fall suffer moderate to severe injuries including fractures or head traumas. There are many other factors that… read more


    Posted October 20, 2014
    Tags: fall prevention

     

    Oct
    15

    Independence-4-Seniors has been encouraging seniors in the Hinsdale and Chicago areas to get up and get moving. In addition to increasing strength and endurance and improving one’s quality of life, seniors can reduce their risk of falls through exercise.

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one of the ways that older adults can stay independent and reduce their chances of falling is through regular exercise that focuses on… read more


    Posted October 15, 2014
    Tags: exercise, fall prevention

     

    Oct
    08

    This season, the only fall we should be thinking about is that of colorful leaves. 

    One in three adults (age 65 and older) falls each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Falls account for many severe injuries and even an increased risk of death. 

    Fortunately, falls can be preventable. Since 60% of falls happen in the home, making some simple home modifications can significantly reduce fall risks for… read more


    Posted October 08, 2014
    Tags: fall prevention

     


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