Preventing Winter Slips and Falls in Seniors LISTEN TO THIS ARTICLE Winter is time to celebrate the holidays with friends and family, but it can often be dangerous for the elderly. Research has consistently shown a higher incidence of slips and falls in winter, especially for older folk. The World Health Organization (WHO)’s Global Report…Details
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 108 million adults in the U.S. suffer from high blood pressure, with only 24% of them having it under control. With half a million hypertension-related deaths in the U.S. in 2018 and high blood pressure putting individuals at risk for stroke and heart…Details
While most adults think it’s too late to start being physically active, this isn’t true. You can benefit from exercise at any age, and it’s even more critical for senior citizens than other groups. Read on to learn more about the importance of senior exercises. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),…Details
Though every assisted living community is different, they all seem to be strapped with the same misconceptions. These popular myths, while untrue, tend to craft a negative general image. We have decided to put some of these popular assisted living myths to rest by playing a version of the popular game “Two truths and a lie”. Usually…Details
Every September on the first day of fall, the National Council on Aging (NCOA) promotes National Falls Prevention Awareness Day; this year, it “falls” on September 22nd. The purpose? To spread awareness about fall prevention. First, a few statistics:
- Falls are the number one cause of injury for people 65 years and older.
- According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 out of 5 falls causes a serious injury such as broken bones or head injury.
- The (NCOA) reports that falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries for older Americans.
It is because of these scary statistics that many older adults have a fear of falling and, as a result, will often limit activities or social engagements because of that fear. However, you shouldn’t let this fear should not run your life or keep you from doing things that you would like to do; falls are preventable.Details