Aging in Place News
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"Deaths from falls among older Americans on the rise." by Lindsey Tanner, AP. June 4, 2019. See report on ABC News:
We've got about a decade in the U.S. to prepare for the demographic wave of baby boomers hitting retirement
If you’re planning to do remodeling for an aging relative or friend, their budget for changes may be too limited to take on huge projects. But there are important changes you can add to your home or theirs to improve safety and make life easier.
This article details the Crawfordsville Fire Department Mobile Integrated Healthcare Program Fall Prevention initiative, which addresses home safety and lifestyle factors in order to prevent falls
By the age of 75, 40 per cent of the motor neurones that control balance and movement have been lost, resulting in lower levels of co-ordination and balance in people with all levels of physical fitness. This article highights balance specific training activities to help prevent falls.
This article recommends 6 easy modifications to make the bathroom a safer place.
Since 60 percent of all falls occur at home, evaluating rooms, hallways, and space within one’s residence is necessary to minimize or eliminate known or potential fall hazards. While many hazards are very obvious, several others can be more obscure or even missed. The following tips and suggestions can help safeguard your home against falls:
New published evidence provides strong evidence that falls in people over sixty-years old can be prevented by exercise programs
This month WPTA21 (Fort Wayne, IN) is discussing fall prevention with Aging and In Home Services of Northeast Indiana. Falls are a major health issue for older Americans. Learn how we can prevent and what resources are in our area. 2 Part Series.