How Caregivers Can Help Prevent Falls

It's the first week of fall and Fall Prevention Week 2020! A year before the Coronavirus pandemic, Miriam suffered repeated falls and a broken femur. After she spent time in a rehabilitation facility and participated in 3 … [Read more...]

Common Advice to Prevent Falls Has Been Proven to Be Ineffective

Q. I am 72 years old and my 95-year old mother, Annie, lives with me. There have been quite a few times this past year when my mother has fallen, and we had to call 9-1-1 for help. We have tried every bit of advice that we could … [Read more...]

These are Responsible for 40% of All Injury Deaths

Q. Recently, we got a call from the emergency room that my husband’s grandmother fell outside of a store and fractured her wrist. It was a rainy night and she slipped on the ramp walking out of the store. Typically, when you … [Read more...]

Experiencing Falls? This Could Be Why!

Carol lives with her daughter, Jennifer, and her family in their ranch style home. One afternoon, while Jennifer was sitting on her sofa reading a book, she heard a thump on the kitchen floor followed by a scream. She ran to the … [Read more...]

Six Myths About Falls

Q. I recently visited my parents, who are in their 70’s, and have been worried ever since. My father, Sam, fell three times during the two days I was there. Often, my mother, Elaine, has lunch out and quilts with her friends, … [Read more...]

What Costs Billions per Year and is the Leading Cause of Traumatic Brain Injury?

Each year, one in every three adults age 65 and older falls, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  These falls can cause devastating consequences; falls are the most common cause of Traumatic Brain Injuries, according … [Read more...]