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What to do After a Fall

Posted by ComForCare on February 8, 2016 at 9:00 AM

Falls and seniors. Falls and seniors. Falls and seniors. You have heard stories about the dangers on every medical TV show and have seen advertisements selling alert buttons. You probably know the statistics: Falls result in more than 2.5 million injuries treated in emergency departments annually, including over 734,000 hospitalizations, according to the National Council on Aging.

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Topics: Fall Prevention

Take a Stand to Prevent Falls

Posted by ComForCare on November 4, 2015 at 6:13 AM

Falls are the leading cause for injury for adults 65 and older. According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), every 13 seconds an older adult is seen in an emergency department for a fall-related injury. However, many falls are preventable. In addition to improving your balance to help prevent falls, there are also many ways falls can be prevented, especially with in-home care.

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Topics: Fall Prevention

Improving Your Balance Helps Prevent Falls

Posted by ComForCare on March 27, 2015 at 2:01 PM

Now that spring has arrived you’re probably going to be more active, as well you should be. But even though the ice is finally melting, the increase in physical activity also means the increased likelihood of losing your balance and potentially incurring serious injury. 

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Topics: Fall Prevention, Activities and Lifestyle, Healthy Living

Preventing Slips and Falls in the Elderly Population

Posted by ComForCare on January 19, 2015 at 12:38 PM

Falls are the most common cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries among older adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Thousands of American seniors perish as a result of fall-related injuries every year. Even when slips and falls are non-fatal, injuries such as hip fractures that impair mobility and create costly medical bills may result. It is important to take steps to prevent seniors from sustaining slip and fall injuries, especially during the winter.

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Topics: Fall Prevention

Martial Arts Can Decrease Falls in Seniors

Posted by ComForCare on June 13, 2014 at 3:42 PM

Whether it’s for self defense, health reasons or even reducing injury risk from falls, martial arts can help senior citizens in several ways.

Martial arts, commonly used to teach self defense, has grown over the years and is now used for much more than that. Certain techniques can actually help with problems caused by aging, such as osteoporosis.

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Topics: Fall Prevention, Activities and Lifestyle

Adapting to Aging

Posted by ComForCare on May 2, 2014 at 10:45 AM

In today’s fast-paced society, it can become difficult for elders to accept the reality of getting older. Learning to depend on others for everyday tasks after a lifetime of independence can be disheartening. Many older adults want to live independently without relying on assistance from others, but that can’t always be the case. Mental and physical disabilities sometimes take a toll, making living alone a danger.

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Topics: Aging, Fall Prevention, Activities and Lifestyle

Get Ready For Older Americans Month - May 2014

Posted by ComForCare on April 11, 2014 at 2:10 PM

Every year since 1963, May has been the month to appreciate and celebrate the vitality and contributions of older adults in our society. This is the month to celebrate your current and past achievements. Older Americans Month is a proud tradition that shows our nation’s commitment to honor the value and services that older Americans bring to their families, friends and communities.

ComForcare Senior Services and At Your Side Home Care encourage you to take part in the celebrations by sharing your stories with us during the month of May.

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Topics: Aging, Fall Prevention, Healthy Living

Understanding the Importance of Fall Prevention for Seniors

Posted by ComForCare on March 25, 2014 at 10:57 AM

As we age, we become more susceptible to falls. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one-third of Americans over the age of 65 fall every year. Additionally, falls are responsible for most of the broken bones and fractures found in older adults. Considering these factors, there is a significant risk that your loved one may suffer from moderate to severe injuries from a fall.

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Topics: Aging, Fall Prevention, Home Care Planning, Caregiving

A Happy, Healthy Holiday Season for Seniors

Posted by ComForCare on December 10, 2013 at 9:30 AM

It’s that time of year again, holiday parties, decorating, shopping, family activities and lots of food and drinks! While it’s an exciting, joyful time of year, it goes as quickly as it comes and can leave us feeling a few extra pounds heavier and absolutely exhausted. But this year, do what you can to have a healthier holiday season so that you’re less stressed and more in control when the New Year begins!

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Topics: Aging, Fall Prevention, Holidays

Thanksgiving With Your Older Loved Ones

Posted by ComForCare on November 27, 2013 at 9:30 AM

Thanksgiving allows us the chance to spend quality time with our elderly loved ones and share in this American tradition. It’s an exciting time to catch up with family members and enjoy delicious food. While it’s usually fun and just as entertaining for your aging parents or loved ones, it can also be overwhelming and a big shock to their normal routine.

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Topics: Aging, Fall Prevention, Holidays

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