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Common Causes of Falls and How to Avoid Them

by Matt Myers

We’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: Falls pose a large health risk to people over the age of 65. Most of us are familiar with common fall causes, like slippery bathroom floors and rogue items on the floor. But many of us are oblivious to the less obvious dangers – dim lighting and certain medications, among others.

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How to Recover from a Fall – Both Physically and Mentally

Recovering from an injury can be a long and daunting process. Seniors recovering from falls may have a range of experiences and emotions – from pain and embarrassment to the loss of independence and security.

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Why You Should Tell Your Doctor About Your Falls

by Matt Myers

It happens to everyone: You’re running an errand, walking into the kitchen, or out for a leisurely stroll, when suddenly, you’re on the ground, your medical alert system at the ready. It happens so quickly that you might not even know its cause.

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How to Fall to Minimize Injury

by Matt Myers

Falling poses the highest risk of non-illness-related injury to seniors, both inside and outside of the house. While there are certain strategies elderly folks can employ to prevent falls, they are not completely avoidable.

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Easy Ways to Slip-Proof Common Household Surfaces

by Matt Myers

Falls pose a unique danger to elderly folks. In fact, accidental falls are the number one cause of unintentional injury leading to death among seniors.

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Best Tips and Strategies for Seniors to Prevent Falling

by Matt Myers

About one out of every four people over the age of 65, and nearly half of people over the age of 80, fall each year. You should have a plan in place to get help if you take a serious fall and become injured, but the best plans start with strategies for preventing falls in the first place.

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Helpful Quality of Life Home Improvements for Seniors

by Kris Lindahl

Learn fall prevention tips that seniors can make to maintain their independence in their own home.

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Garage Safety Tips for Seniors

by Justin Havre

Your garage can turn into a danger zone if it's not properly maintained. Reduce the risks by paying attention to how everything is organized.

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1 in 4 Seniors Fall Each Year: Facts About Falling

by Visiting Angels

1 in 4 seniors fall a year. Do you know the best ways to prevent falls? A little knowledge and a few simple steps can greatly reduce your fall risk.

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LED Lighting for the Ages: How to Save Money and Stay Healthy

by Gilbert Cabrales

A well-lit home helps to prevent senior falls. How can LED lights help keep you safe and save you money? Read on to find out.

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