Falls and Seniors

Practical tips, and advice for seniors experiencing an increase in falls. Get help and recommendations from other caregivers coping with a senior's decreased mobility and loss of balance.

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  • Fear of Falling May Cause Depression in Seniors

    Most people are aware of the seriousness of fall-related injuries for older adults, but falling can also negatively impact an aging loved one’s mental health and overall quality of life.

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  • Medications That Increase Fall Risk in Older Adults

    Fall prevention efforts tend to focus on minimizing environmental hazards and improving mobility, but another important contributing factor is often overlooked: prescription and over-the-counter medications.

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  • How to Safely Pick a Loved One (or Yourself) Up After a Fall

    Falls are a common occurrence for seniors, so it’s important to know what to do after one occurs. Use these tips to get your elderly loved one back on their feet without hurting them (or yourself) in the process.

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  • Why Are Falls So Dangerous for the Elderly?

    One in four Americans aged 65 and older falls each year. Sadly, even one tumble can have serious physical, psychological and functional consequences for older adults.

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