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Elderly Falls: Protecting Your Loved Ones

Kathy and Sarah decide to spend the afternoon visiting their elderly mother, Margaret, who has been living alone since her husband passed just two years earlier. With a vase full of fresh lilies, Margaret’s favorite flower, they knock on her front door. They hear the barking of Margaret’s dachshund, but otherwise there’s no sound inside. They think nothing of it, as their mother suffers from hearing loss, so Kathy uses her spare key to open the door. They call out to let their mom know they’ve arrived, but get no answer – except the ambient sound of a television playing…

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Preventing Senior Falls

Each year, one out of three Americans over the age of 65 will fall; it’s the leading cause of fatal injury among seniors and the most common non-fatal injury. A fall may not seem like a serious issue, but they can have serious effects on seniors with weakened bones and immune systems. However, falls are not an inevitable part of aging. Most falls are preventable, and seniors can have the ability to reduce their risk. The National Council on Aging recommends the following steps to reduce the risk of falls.   Exercise to Improve Your Balance, Strength, and Flexibility Exercising…

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