1. 18 Steps to Fall Proofing Your Home

    More than 75% of falls take place inside or in close proximity to the home, but your home doesn’t have to be an obstacle course of potential falls. Some simple and quick changes will easily help reduce your risk of falling. Review the steps below to get started today. The front door Check your front steps. If you have steps at the entrance of your home, make sure they are not broken or uneven. T…Read More

  2. How to Help Your Senior Recover from the Emotional Impact of a Fall

    Each year millions of older adults suffer falls. Many of these result in serious physical injuries that can reduce their mobility and functioning, cause pain and discomfort, and even increase the likelihood of death in the near future. As a family caregiver, however, it is important that you recognize that it is not only the physical effects of the fall that you should consider if your elderly lov…Read More

  3. Is Your Elderly Loved One at Greater Risk for Falls?

    Falls can be a common, but dangerous occurrence for the elderly. A fall is defined by medical professionals as any outside force that causes a person to have an unexpected or accidental land on the ground. Not to be confused with falls resulting from a loss of consciousness, falls are a major cause of brain injuries in the elderly, and the number one cause of hospital admissions. And the simple tr…Read More

  4. Preventing Slip and Fall Accidents Starts with Senior Fitness

    Research indicates that more than one-third of adults 65 and older slip and fall each year. As we age, bone density naturally diminishes and, as a result, seniors nationwide suffer between 360,000 and 480,000 fall-related fractures annually. In some extreme cases, these slip and fall accidents may even result in death. In this week’s posts, we will be looking at ways to protect the health and we…Read More

  5. Exercise for Better Balance

    Balance is important for people of all ages to have mastered, especially if you have home health care in your Sterling Heights home. As a senior adult, it is valuable for you to work on improving your balance through easy exercises so you can limit your accidents and increase your performance. The physical elements of having good balance include having good posture, having strong hips and legs, no…Read More

  6. Preventing Falls 101

    Nearly a third of all adults over the age of 65 years have falls each year. The gravity of the injuries increases more among elderly adult falls and can result in fatal and nonfatal injuries, breaking a hip, knee, pelvis, spine, elbow are common injuries that can create the need for surgery and take a long time in recovery and physical therapy. While September 22 has been marked Falls Prevention…Read More