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Fall Prevention Awareness

The fear of falling is one of the most significant factors that increase the risk of a fall, and this fear is particularly prevalent in those who have fallen previously. Because the fear of falling is such a significant factor in fall risk, addressing it directly offers the best opportunity for preventing or reducing falls.

 

Don?t be afraid of discussing the fear of falling and getting educated about other factors that could increase the risk of falling, including decreased visual acuity, weakening muscles, unsafe home settings, medications, and other risks related to the normal aging process.

 

Keep reading for ways to establish a safe home environment to help reduce the risk of falling.

 

Sincerely,

Linda Parker@2x

VP, Customer Care

Bathroom Safety 101:

How to Reduce Your Risk of a Fall

The bathroom should be your sanctuary, not a hazard zone. The tub is tantalizing, and the lavender bath salts soothing. But unfortunately, the bathroom is the number-one site for falls among seniors.

According to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), more than one in three seniors over the age of 65 falls each year?and 80 percent of those falls occur in the bathroom. Even navigating your way to the bathroom can be rife with fall hazards. Experts at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) say reasons for bathroom-related falls range from poor lighting and lack of bathroom grab bars to poor eyesight and lower body weakness.

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But there are other more hidden culprits. A fancy frameless shower door may have a slight gap. Ibuprofen one takes for a headache is linked to dizziness in some people.

 

Here are 10 key ways to bolster your bathroom with safety measures, according to experts... Keep Reading >>

Crossword Puzzle to Keep Your Brain Healthy!

Click on the image below to download a PDF file of this month's Medical Alert crossword puzzle.

 

When you finish the puzzle, you can check your answers by clicking here.

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