Mobility & Falls Articles
The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best tips and suggestions for activities that seniors with limited mobility can enjoy.
Although pressure ulcers are often considered to be a sign of poor care or neglect, these painful wounds can happen to any senior; even those who are receiving optimal care. Prevention and early detection are crucial for keeping an elder's skin healthy.
Depending on a loved one's strength, sense of balance, and desires for mobility, the are numerous devices available to help them stay active and independent. Proper research is necessary for deciding on the proper mobility aid.
A certified assistive technology professional offers advice on the kinds of devices that are available, mobility assessments and how to ensure that insurance will cover the costs of such equipment.
A physical therapist’s ultimate goal is to help their patient be as active as possible, but for older adults, some treatments can be ineffective and sometimes even dangerous.
Taking a tumble always sparks a panic, but it’s important to know what to do after one occurs. Use these tips to get your loved one on their feet again and avoid any further injury.
Fresh air and a change in a senior’s surroundings can do more than help diminish boredom and complacency. People who spend a few minutes outside daily are less likely to have health problems and more likely to remain active.
Illness, medication, and aging can make your loved one unsteady on their feet, increasing their risk for dangerous falls. Here are a few at-home exercises that you can do with your loved one to increase their coordination and balance.
While a trip or tumble may be a minor inconvenience for younger people, falls can cause significant, or even fatal, injuries for elderly individuals.
Mom or dad is finally having that problem hip replaced. You’ve made plans for the surgery and hospital stays. But are you prepared for what comes after the surgery?
Over-counter-medications and prescription drugs can lead to an increased risk of falling. These side effects are the single biggest cause of falls and injuries among elderly people.
New technology allows your parent to wear a device that no longer has to be pressed should they require help in an emergency. If they fall, the device sends a signal—your parent does not have to press a panic button.
Broken hips or hip injuries in the elderly can be very painful and problematic. Physical therapy for rehabilitation and recovery might be necessary.
Grab bars provide extra support and safety throughout the bathroom, which is where most accidents involving elderly happen in the home.
Falling is the leading cause of hospital admission and injury for seniors. Learn how falls can be prevented through simple home modifications, regular medical check-ups and lifestyle changes.
Everyone will have questions when an elderly loved one requires a hip replacement, also known as arthroplasty. What can caregivers expect for their loved ones? How long is hospitalization? What about recovery time?
Personal emergency response systems can be a life-saving addition to a senior’s care plan. Knowing that help is only a push of a button away can give the entire family invaluable peace of mind.
Falls are dangerous, but they are not an inevitable part of growing older. Understand these seven reasons why seniors are more susceptible to falling.
Hip replacement surgery can cause a lot of anxiety for both the person having the hip replaced and his or her loved ones. It doesn't have to be as scary when you know what to expect.
One option is to reverse the swing of the door. It may be possible to change the swing out into the hall or the bedroom. This change will require a bit of handyman work and some paint, but could be a good option. Read full answer.