Fall Prevention

May 1st, 2022

Early Intervention for Seniors with Mobility Issues is Key to Slowing Disability

Mobility is essential to living your life with happiness, energy, and purpose. As we age, mobility becomes more challenging with the onset of physical, emotional, and social limitations. It’s something that happens gradually over time until one day you find that getting around is a lot harder, and the risk of falling, a lot higher. Read more >>

January 10th, 2022

14 Strength, Flexibility & Balance Exercises for Seniors

Falls are the leading cause of injury-related death for Americans 65 and older, according to data from the CDC.1 One of the main risk factors for falling is poor strength and balance.2 So, how do you improve your balance as you age? Luckily, there are home workouts you can do to help reduce the risk of taking Read more >>

August 20th, 2021

What Can Happen After a Fall?

Falling is a serious health and wellbeing issue for older Americans. The CDC estimates that more than one-quarter of older people fall each year and less than half tell their doctors. Additionally, falling once doubles the chances of falling again.1 Importantly, falls are the leading cause of injury and death from “unintentional injuries” for people 55 and older.2 Read more >>

August 13th, 2021

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Patients at Higher Risk of Falls and Serious Injury

About one in every four older people falls annually and falls are the leading cause of injury and death from “unintentional injuries” for people 55 and older according to the Centers for Disease Control.1 Lifeline’s research shows that for people living with cognitive impairment, the risk is even greater. They fall more often and experience severe Read more >>

July 23rd, 2019

Personal Emergency Response System: Buying Advice

Anyone can benefit from emergency alert technology – whether living with illness, remaining independent, or maintaining an energetic life. Yet some of your patients and their family caregivers may be unsure they need a personal emergency response system (PERS), or how to choose one. Use the following insights and information to help them make the Read more >>

September 13th, 2018

Caregiver’s guide to falls: what to do to prevent them

Let’s be honest: Nobody wants to think about falling. It’s a scary proposition for older adults and their family members. But it’s a part of aging for 25% of Americans 65 and up who fall each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Three million of them are treated in Emergency Rooms, 800,000 Read more >>

February 21st, 2018

Symptoms Stemming from Heart Conditions Can Increase Your Risk of Falling

Millions of older Americans live with cardiovascular conditions such as heart disease, stroke and hypertension, according to American Heart Association estimates. These conditions have other serious health implications. One of the biggest is an increase of injury or worse from a fall. “In the last century, many people with chronic health conditions spent long periods of Read more >>

December 6th, 2017

Diabetes and Falling Down: What You Need to Know

“Diabetes is having a profound effect on people’s ability to mobilize, to live long lives, and to exercise,” says Paul Adams, senior director of product management for Lifeline. “When you become diabetic, a whole series of other problems starts erupting.” One of the most serious of those “other problems” is falling. About one-fourth of Americans over Read more >>

January 9th, 2017

The Unseen Causes of Falls | Infographic

When a senior takes a spill, it’s seldom just a fall. Even if it seems that a throw rug is to blame, someone younger who makes the same misstep is very unlikely to end up on the floor. As people age, there are physical impairments that make falls more likely to happen and potentially more Read more >>

September 16th, 2015

COPD & Asthma Can Lead to Multiple Issues Increasing Risk of Falling

A number of recent studies have explored the correlation between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and falls in older adults: Our analysis of 145,000 Lifeline users shows that individuals with COPD fell 40 percent more than those without a chronic condition. According to a report in the journal Respiratory Medicine, “Well-established risk factors for falls Read more >>

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