Have you ever been in a home outfitted to prevent falls? If so, you might not have noticed. Why? Because today’s fall prevention products often “hide” in plain sight. That is, they work in tandem with ordinary furniture, rather than operating as stand-alone products. There are several reasons why subtle additions to furniture are popular. The first […]
If you think ergonomics is just for the office, you may be mistaking. Ergonomics is defined as “the study of people’s efficiency in their working environment”. Meaning that the way in which people sit, stand, speak, hold their computer mouse, etc., affects their capability in the workplace. If a person sits with poor posture, it […]
Finding a weekly exercise routine can be tough if you’re experiencing arthritis pain and symptoms. Arthritis specialists recommend yoga as an exercise because it is gentle enough to help soothe pain and reduce tension while also increasing flexibility, which are all factors that will help cope with the disease. Doctors recommend doing yoga to not […]
Home. The one place where you can relax, unwind, and generally take it easy. Except when you’ve got back pain; then home feels a lot less hospitable. Fortunately, with the right modifications, you can turn your home into a place for back pain relief. Here are ten tips to get started: 1 Stand more — standing […]
How many times do you get up at night? As we age the number of times we have to head to the bathroom in the middle of the night can increase significantly. Now add in cords, throw rugs, shoes, and your dogs favorite bone and you have yourself an all out obstacle course on your […]
When you think of falling in the home many people’s first thoughts go toward the bathroom. And while falls in the bathroom lead to over 235,000 hospital visits every year, the kitchen is another room of the house where falls need to be taken into special consideration. With slippery floors and mishaps from reaching and […]
2.5 million older Americans are treated in the emergency room for falls every year. One in five falls result in a serious injury such as broken bones or a head injury. Each year at least 250000 people are hospitalized for hip fracture. Falls are the cause of more than 95% of hip fractures. These […]
We’re here! It’s the week of Thanksgiving and it is ON! Your son is home from college, your daughter, her husband and their baby are crammed in her childhood bedroom, and Great Aunt Rosemarie and her new boyfriend/caregiver Carlos are posted up in your guest room. Time to defrost the turkey, peel potatoes, snip green […]
There are many ways to improve the safety of your loved one’s bathroom.
Many older individuals choose to remain in their home as they age.