Fall Prevention and Balance

Canes

Posted by on May 19, 2011 at 3:05 am

Difficulty with mobility is a reality of the aging process, but armed with a bit of knowledge, you can assist your loved ones to retain their independence for as long as possible. Each individual is different, but when your loved one is beginning to experience instability while walking, it may be time to consider choosing Read More

Preventing Falls

Posted by on May 13, 2011 at 6:28 am

The main threat to an elderly person’s life is not disease or illness, it’s falls. A simple fall can be detrimental. Fractures or internal damage to muscles and tissues can occur.  A study in Canada showed that over a 9-year period, the second cause of hospitalization for women were falls (Wilkins,1999). In 1996-1997, around 132,000 Read More