Fall Prevention Tag

  Buying a gift for anyone  can be difficult, especially if that person is an elderly parent or loved one. Many seniors say, "Don't spend your money on me, I already have everything I need." And by the time they have reached a certain age, this...

Many older adults use mobility devices, like walkers and canes, to assist them in walking and to help prevent a fall. However, you may be surprised to learn that from 2001 to 2006 over 47,000 Americans ages 65 and over (129 people each day) were...

For most adults, prescription and non-prescription medications provide safe and effective treatment and relief for a variety of medical conditions. However, for people over 65 some medications can cause serious reactions. For example, your elderly dad pulls a muscle working in the garden and takes...

Seniors are particularly vulnerable to delirium--an altered level of consciousness which causes a state of mental confusion. A medical illness or stressful event--such as a hospitalization usually triggers this condition. In fact, according to the American Delirium Society, almost 7 million Americans who are in...

As we all age, it is important our homes are free from hazards which can trigger a fall or accident. However, for an elderly spouse or parent with dementia it is essential to go even further in providing a well-protected environment since these afflicted loved...

If you are 65 or older you may find yourself living alone. According to the Population Reference Bureau report, "Aging in the United States," (January 2016) more than one-fourth of women ages 65 to 74 lived alone in 2014. For women ages 75 to 84...

Osteoporosis, or porous bone, is a medical condition characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue. Unfortunately, osteoporosis can lead to an increased risk of fracture of the hip, spine, and wrist. In general, for seniors, these fractures are not only physically debilitating but...

The majority of people plan to remain in their homes as they age. According to a 2012 survey conducted by AARP, about 90% of seniors noted they intended to stay in their current homes for the next several years. The ability to function in your home...

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention every 20 minutes an older adult dies from a fall in the United States. More than 95% of hip fractures are caused by falling. Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injury. We receive many...