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Seniors Should Drink More Water for Better Health: It Matters More Than You Think

If you feel thirsty, you’re probably already dehydrated. And dehydration can lead to negative health issues. Discover why seniors and elderly adults need to drink more water, and different ways to get it besides the tap.

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The Best Socks for Seniors

Foot health is important, especially for elderly adults interested in fall prevention. The right socks can help to prevent foot issues, provide relief from existing conditions, or both. Find out which socks are the best for senior lifestyles and foot health.

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You Just Had a Bad Fall – Now What?

When seniors fall, the first reaction is likely to be disorientation or panic. In addition to using a medical alert device, here are tips for what the elderly can do after falling.

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Hearing Loss Increases Fall Risk for Seniors—Get the Facts

Did you know senior fall risk goes up three-fold if you have hearing loss? And for every 10 decibels of hearing loss, your risk of falling goes up 140%? Get the facts, as well as fall prevention strategies to help you stay on your feet.

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Senior Safety: How to Reduce Falls & Choose an Alert System

Falls are a big threat to seniors’ health and well-being. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than 25% of seniors fall each year. Falls impact mental and physical health and sometimes result in extreme injury. However, using some easy prevention methods, seniors can reduce their risk of falling.

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Top Tips to Prevent Falls During Winter Months

Winter is here and seniors need to remain mindful of fall prevention. Older Americans can experience an unexpected fall during any time of year, but weather-related falls are more commonplace in the winter. Seniors should keep in mind that there are greater dangers. These dangers can present themselves both outside and inside the home. Read on for fall prevention tips.

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What to Do If an Elderly Loved-One Falls

As a family caregiver, you want your loved one to be safe, healthy, and happy. When your senior loved one falls, it can be an unnerving experience, especially for the first time. According to the National Council on Aging, “One-fourth of Americans aged 65+ falls each year.” (1) If you have never dealt with someone falling before, you may be unsure about how to help them. If your loved one has an Alert1 wireless fall alert system, you can simply press the button on their device to get help and guidance. The button will allow you to communicate with a certified emergency response agent. They can help you assess the situation and guide you in helping your loved one. If your loved one does not have an Alert1 emergency alert device for seniors, the steps below can help guide you.

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Physical and Mental Conditions that Increase Seniors’ Risk of Falling

As you age in place it is important to understand what types of physical and mental conditions can increase your risk of falling. When you have this information, you can determine which fall prevention strategies to use to keep yourself safe. One fall prevention strategy that can help you no matter what the cause of falling is, is an Alert1 medical alert device for seniors. This assistive technology provides you with instant access to a certified emergency response agent who is available to you 24/7/365. Rather than fumbling with a phone and hoping that your emergency contact answers, this emergency response solution can help you ensure that you can get help wherever and whenever you may need it.

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Fall Prevention Checklist for Seniors

According to Aging.com, “Every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall.” (1) There are many factors that can contribute to a senior’s fall risk. These include hazards around your home, medical conditions, and physical impairments. Fortunately, there are several fall prevention strategies you can use as a senior to prevent falls and injuries.

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18 Age-Related Changes that Lead to Falls

According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, “As the population ages, fall rates are expected to increase.” (1) This is because age can impact your mind and body in a variety of ways. Some of these age-related changes impair your ability to think, focus, balance, stay upright, and navigate your world. When these abilities are impaired, it can lead to a fall. It is important to understand what age-related factors may be affecting you. Analyze what factors may be increasing your chances of falling and look for fall prevention strategies to improve your safety while aging in place at home.

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