Fall Prevention

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 14th, 2021

5 Ways to Prevent Falls at Home and Elsewhere

We all want to stress less, live independently and stay safe. That’s why practicing fall prevention is an important factor in aging well – and something we can adopt today. Try any or all of these five fall risk reduction tactics:1 Practice good self-care. According to the CDC, one of the best ways to avoid Read more >>

April 12th, 2015

A Reflection on Medical Technology: The Evolution of Medical Alert Systems

Any history of medical alert systems begins with the story of Lifeline: how it was founded, its growth and success, and where the company and its products are now. Producers of personal emergency response systems number in the dozens, but their medical technology owes its origins to Lifeline. The History of Lifeline In 1972, gerontologist Andrew Dibner conceived Read more >>

March 1st, 2015

How to Use Walkers and Canes to Reduce Elderly Falls

Walkers, canes, and other assistive devices can help seniors to maintain their independence and get safely from point A to point B. If used incorrectly, however, these devices can cause more falls than they prevent. Here’s a closer look at assistive devices, and how you can properly use them to keep yourself safe. Canes According Read more >>

September 4th, 2014

How to Install Grab Bars in No Time

Falls are a major health risk for seniors. For this reason, fall prevention is a top priority for many. Something as simple as installing grab bars in your shower and toilet area can help prevent falls, according to the National Institutes of Health. Learning how to install grab bars isn’t difficult, and it can often be Read more >>

August 25th, 2014

Improving Balance and Decreasing Fall Risk Through Vibration Therapy

Regular exercise and physical activity are significant components of a healthy lifestyle and can be incorporated into your life regardless of your age, says the National Institute on Aging. In addition to making you stronger, exercise can also help keep your joints, ligaments, and tendons flexible. Even seniors who are more frail can improve their Read more >>

April 30th, 2014

How to Overcome Fear of Falling

According to the National Institutes of Health, more than 1.6 million older adults in the US go to the emergency room for fall-related injuries each year. Many of them never return to their own homes again, instead moving to assisted living communities or nursing homes because of injuries they sustained in the fall, their fear Read more >>

April 14th, 2014

How Motion Detector Lights Can Help Seniors Avoid Falls

Did you know that each year one out of three seniors suffers from a fall? In fact, more than 1.6 million seniors annually make a trip to the emergency room because of it. Don’t become a statistic! One way to prevent falls in the home is with motion detector lights. You may be familiar with this technology already Read more >>

March 12th, 2014

Non-slip Shoes Help Prevent Falls In and Outside of the Home

We’ve all heard that “sensible shoes” help prevent falls. But what are sensible shoes? Surprisingly, they’re not necessarily sneakers. It turns out that, for seniors, the thick and clunky soles of athletic shoes can cause them to trip and fall more often, especially on carpet. The safe choice is a modest non-slip shoe. Many podiatrists and orthopedists Read more >>

March 6th, 2014

Choosing a Walker or Cane to Reduce Fall Risk

Choosing a Walker or Cane to Reduce Fall Risk. You can read more useful articles and advice on our blog.

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