Tag Archives: Fall Prevention

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Outfit Your Furniture to Prevent Falls

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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 […]

4 Tips for Road Tripping with Older Adults

Prevent Falls when Traveling

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Travel is one of modern life’s greatest pleasures. In today’s world, if you can find it on the map, you can go there (yes, even Antarctica). However, traveling makes certain risks — like falling — more likely. An injury from a fall could mean the difference between seeing the sites and hearing about them secondhand — from a hospital. […]

Tai Chi Can Help Seniors Improve Balance

Balance Training for Fall Prevention

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Balance, the distribution of weight that allows us to stay upright, is a surprisingly complex process. And yet, it’s something almost no one thinks about until a fall or near fall. When that happens, you’re then left to scramble, turning your house upside down looking for fall prevention products. So the question becomes, Can diminished balance […]

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Five Ways to Fall Proof Your House this Spring

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  Charles Dickens described spring as “summer in the light, and winter in the shade.” Yes, spring is a season of transition. It’s also a great time to fall proof your house. If you or someone you live with is prone to falls, then you’ve probably already installed fall safety products. But making a house safe goes […]

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Spring Cleaning for Fall Prevention

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You know it’s springtime when you’re hit with an overwhelming urge to clean. OK, maybe not. Maybe it’s the longer days, budding flowers, and chirping birds. Either way, to get your house ready for the warmer weather, you’ll have to do some spring cleaning. But some older adults dread this yearly ritual. Why? Because they worry about […]

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How to Strengthen Your Legs to Prevent Falls

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Are you looking for a better way to navigate through your house without the risk of falling? There are several ways in which you can build muscle strength to prevent trips and falls. Developing muscle strength will not only keep you from falling less, it will also alleviate aches and pains and also boost your […]

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Prevent Falls at Night

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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 […]

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5 Ways to Prevent Falls in the Kitchen

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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 […]