National Institute on Aging Fall-Proofing Your Home Prevent Falls and Fractures Exercises Osteoporosis Centers for Disease Control and Prevention STEADI – Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths & Injuries Important Facts About Falls What YOU Can Do to Prevent Falls Stay Independent: Prevent Falls National Council on Aging This information is shared with permission of the National […]
Many seniors who fall end up with broken bones. The cause of the broken bone is often osteoporosis an age-related condition where bones lose their density or thickness, as well as their strength.
Question: I am 84 years old, a widow and live in my own two-story home. I am healthy, walk 2 miles a day, garden, cook, have my grandchildren over for dinner, attend adult education classes, as well as go to movies and theater. My children worry
In focusing on what you can do to make your home safe, let’s begin with the concept of home modification and universal design.
Question: My mother is 72 years old, accomplished and fiercely independent. Unfortunately, she recently had a serious fall causing a concussion and a four-day hospital stay. She also had a car accident and a bad fall in the bathroom. I am the son who