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FALL RISK: What you should know as a caregiver

Fall Risks for Seniors: What Caregivers Can Do to Prevent Them Too many seniors are injured as a result of falls. Learn what caregivers and seniors can do to reduce the risk of falling. Believe it or not the CDC (cdc.gov) has found that the leading cause of death and injury among older Americans is falling down. For their own safety, caregivers and their seniors must take steps to reduce fall risks. The dangers of falls for seniors are numerous. Everything from minor bruising to death can result depending on the severity of a fall and the individual’s health. While not all falls can be prevented, many can be. Signs a Senior is at High Risk of Falling The National Institute on Aging (nihseni

SUMMER HEALTH TIPS FOR SENIORS

When the sun is out, so are many seniors. There’s plenty of fun to be had in the summer months but caregivers and their seniors also face unique risks. Stay Healthy This Summer: Tips for Seniors According to the CDC, around 31% of weather-related deaths in the US are due to heat-related issues. Seniors, especially those with cardiovascular issues, are at increased risk of health problems resulting from heat exposure. Caregivers and seniors can stay cool using these tips. Tip 1: Pay Attention to Heat Wave Reports When you check the weather, pay attention to reports of heat waves. A combination of humidity and temperature, heat waves can affect the body temperature dangerously. There are th

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