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3 Things to Do Today to Prevent Falls

Posted on 08/6/2013 by | Aging, Home & Family Expert | Comments

CaregivingThe phone calls from my Dad have come all too often. “Amy, your mother has had a fall,”  he’d say. I’d slide out of bed into my shoes and race to my parents’ apartment, sometimes meeting the emergency squad when I arrived.  We’d spend hours in the emergency room, grateful every time she came home without any broken bones or a concussion. Each fall set her back, increasing pain and limiting her mobility.  That resulted in less strength, poor circulation …

Hazardous Walking? Beware!

Posted on 07/9/2009 by | General News | Comments

Personal HealthI recently read this article on USAToday.com about how many older Americans fall each year because of their canes or walkers. Safely getting around is incredibly important for everyone. Not just for health reasons, but also for connecting to others! Nearly 50,000 older Americans fall each year as a result of improperly measured/fitted canes and walkers, we have to stop and wonder what we can do to fix this problem. Simply stated – talk to your doctor or physical therapist. …