Senior Safety

Fall Prevention: Enjoy Your Summer Days Without X-rays

by Amanda White on June 21, 2018

Summer is officially here—and so is National Safety Month. What better time to discuss how to avoid falls while you’re having fun in the sun? You wouldn’t want your summer activities to be limited because you’re recovering from a nasty fall.  

The Connection Between Stress and Falls in Older Men

by Hilary Young on June 11, 2018

Stress can lead to significant health problems, regardless of your age. Stress has been linked to a variety of long-term health complications, including high blood pressure, increased risk of heart attack, migraines or recurring headaches, anxiety, depression, and weight gain. Research now shows that older men, in particular, are also more likely to have a higher fall risk when they experience a lot of stress.

Fall Costs, Risks and Prevention

by Amanda White on May 08, 2018

The topic of falls in elderly populations can be uncomfortable to talk about, as a fall can be a devastating experience. According to the CDC, over 800,000 patients a year are hospitalized because of a fall injury, most often because of a broken hip or head injury. Besides falls resulting in injury, they can also result in high healthcare costs. Let’s further examine the costs of falls among older adults.

Greater Risk of Brain Injury After Fall for Elderly

by Ashley Griffin on March 30, 2018

According to the CDC, traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of death and disability in the U.S., as 153 people die from traumatic brain injuries every day. Brain injuries can be traumatic regardless of your age, yet for those aged 65 and older, these injuries are more traumatic. Death and hospitalization rates for fall-related traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) generally increase with age, as 4 in 5 TBI- related hospitalizations and deaths in older adults are caused by falls.

Safety First: Preventing Falls At Home

by Hilary Young on January 10, 2018

When it comes to home safety for seniors, you cannot be too careful. Choosing to be proactive about your health and wellness as you age can save you time, money, and potential injury in the long run. Considering that one in three adults over the age of 65 experience a fall every year, it would seem fitting to take preventative measures once you turn 65 in order to ensure your safety.

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