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Bed Rails and Bad Dreams: Keep Houston Seniors from Falling out of Bed

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Mar 7, 2017 2:30:00 PM

Learn how you can help keep Houston seniors from falling out of bed and protect your elderly loved one. Check out the video below.

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Identifying the Key Elements of an Elderly Fall Risk Assessment

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Dec 22, 2015 5:30:00 PM

Falls in the elderly generally occur due to a combination of factors as rarely does one single condition lead to an older person ending up on the ground or on the floor in a home. To properly determine the level of assistance needed the key elements of an elderly fall risk assessment should divide factors into intrinsic and extrinsic categories. Because most falls happen at home, it is essential to make sure that the domestic environment is as safe as possible for seniors.

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Proper Footwear for Senior Fall Prevention: Consider Orthotics

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Dec 8, 2015 5:30:00 PM

If you ask a senior why they wear the shoes they wear they will likely respond "comfort." When seniors purchase shoes they are not thinking about preventing themselves from falling. Often they have a foot pain or a foot disorder which makes it difficult to walk. In fact it is estimated that one-third of people over age 65 suffers from foot pain. By selecting comfortable footwear, such as slippers, they minimize the pain so they can walk easily but they increase the risk of a fall. 

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The Importance of Conducting a Fall Risk Assessment

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Nov 24, 2015 5:30:00 PM

Falls are a serious risk for people over the age of 65. Each year numerous seniors fall and suffer injury. In some cases the injuries result in fatality. Falls occur for seniors living at home and for those living in an assisted living facility. In almost all cases the falls were an unfortunate accident that could have been avoided. This is especially tragic when the person does not recover from the fall injury.

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3 Vision Problems that Commonly Cause Senior Falls

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Nov 10, 2015 5:30:00 PM

Seniors can experience a variety of vision issues as they age. Unfortunately these vision issues can result in dangerous falls. Consider the following 3 vision problems that commonly cause senior falls.

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How to Safely Travel With an Elderly Parent Who is a Fall Risk

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Oct 20, 2015 7:30:00 PM

Anytime you travel with an elderly parent you should undertake certain safety measures to keep your parent safe and prevent falls. AARP reports that falling is the top cause of accidents, injuries and accidental death in seniors. 

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Why Your Elderly Mom Might Keep Falling

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Oct 6, 2015 5:30:00 PM

Senior falls are mobility-related and the most common solutions can be tailored to the reasons listed below. Individual needs should be examined when constructing a remedy for keeping people mobile but not confining or restraining them. This may be a temporary solution in the case of dangerous and recurring problems, however, long-term use of confinement and restraint may result in psychological harm.

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Making activities safe to do with elderly

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Sep 22, 2015 6:00:00 PM

Determining fun but safe activities to do with an elderly loved one who is at risk of falls is challenging.  Here we have compiled a list of ways to make safe activities.

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Why does my elderly mom keep falling? - A Scientific Answer

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Sep 8, 2015 8:30:00 PM

As loved ones age it is hard not to worry about their health, especially when distance or time-constraints prevent you from monitoring their day-to-day safety and well-being. After a string of accidents or after bumps and bruises become a regular sight, one often asks, "Why does my elderly mom keep falling?" It is not uncommon for the still-youthful to assume that aging causes reflexes to lessen and to thus insist that parents simply be more careful, but such advice is insufficient.

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