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Help I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up

“Help I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up.”  This is still the catch cry used for the Medical Alert industry. You will remember the Push Button device worn around the neck of your Mum or Grand Mum who was living at home alone.   “I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up!” became a registered trademark… Continue reading Help I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up

Aging in Place: How Seniors Can Make Safe Changes

Aging in place is something that over 90 percent of adults aged 65 and older want for themselves in retirement since it involves staying in their own homes for as long as possible — including after an injury or illness — rather than staying in a nursing home or assisted living facility. It also means maintaining some… Continue reading Aging in Place: How Seniors Can Make Safe Changes

How to Choose a Medical Alert System

As technology and Artificial Intelligence advances, the range of options has grown   So how to choose a medical alert system since the range of options available is increasing every day. Choosing the right personal emergency response system for yourself or a vulnerable member of your family can be quiet daunting.   Definitions:   A… Continue reading How to Choose a Medical Alert System

9 Ways to Prevent Falling at Home | Everyday Health

A few simple home improvement projects can make all the difference in keeping you and your loved ones safe from dangerous falls. 9 Ways to Prevent Falling at Home – By Wyatt Myers  Medically Reviewed by Lindsey Marcellin, MD, MPH  Adding rails and grab bars to places that are slippery when wet is an easy way to prevent… Continue reading 9 Ways to Prevent Falling at Home | Everyday Health

Premature deaths report focuses on falls

By Darragh O’Keeffe on May 30, 2017 in Industry There are fresh calls for a coordinated national falls prevention strategy in light of new figures showing falls accounted for the vast majority of premature deaths in aged care. One of Australia’s leading falls experts Professor Keith Hill, Head of the School of Physiotherapy at Curtin… Continue reading Premature deaths report focuses on falls

Fear of Falling

By Richard W. Besdine, M.D. – via Huffington Post A month ago, I almost became the subject of one of my own medical school lectures, after an episode that illustrated one of the most serious health problems facing older adults and their doctors: falling.   To prepare medical students for their older patients’ real-life challenges, I… Continue reading Fear of Falling