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 …
In this article, the NYT discusses how falls dramatically impact our nation. http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/11/03/health/bracing-for-the-falls-of-an-aging-nation.html
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.
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  is the Otago Exercise Program—a …
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 …
Here’s a fantastic video showing many unique ways of getting up from the floor. Not every method is appropriate for everyone, so be sure to consult a physical therapist to learn methods that would be most appropriate for your situation.
Looking for an Assisted Living Facility? Here’s a good resource to find out what’s near to you in NC. http://alce.unc.edu/
Google has gotten involved in more aspects of our lives, this time with blood sugar monitoring. No more pin sticks… they are testing contact lenses! Read article here
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Back surgery does a poor job of alleviating low back pain. If you really want to conquer your low back pain, movement is the best way to get started. Here is a wonderful article on precisely this topic. NPR Article Pain In The Back? Exercise May Help You Learn Not To Feel It