Winterize to Prevent Falls

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Winterize to Prevent Falls Below are five simple steps that YOU can take today to make a big impact on falls for older adults and adults with disabilities in your community: Raise awareness by posting and disseminating this simple and colorful infographic — 6 Steps to Prevent a Fall — from the National Council on Aging. Check shoes, boots, and …

A fall can change your life

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A Tiny Stumble, a Life Upended http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/04/science/a-tiny-stumble-a-life-upended.html?emc=eta1&_r=0   People often push off making the necessary changes to prevent falls and improve their abilities until it’s too late. This article highlights the need to be proactive.

The Role of Primary Care Providers in Managing Falls

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http://www.ncmedicaljournal.com/archives/?75508 Bottom Line: Proven interventions include:  Exercise that focuses on strength and balance is a mainstay of function preservation and fall prevention. Tai chi classes have been proven to increase balance, and participants have been shown to have fewer falls and fall injuries. Another exercise option that has been tested extensively in 5 trials [18] is the Otago Exercise Program—a …

Falls – Equipment to Help You Get Up Again

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Here’s a fantastic resource with plenty of creative tools to help you get up in the case of a fall. http://homeability.com/get-up-after-fall-part-two/ Here’s a very unique device to help caregivers to raise people back to standing after a fall. It’s not cheap, though. A better idea is to have a therapist perform a home safety evaluation and instruction in exercises to …