Falls and Fractures, A Seniors Worst Nightmare

We’ve all heard the stories before. Grandma or Grandpa falling down the stairs and breaking a bone or fracturing a hip. It’s a serious problem when it happens to our elderly loved ones. It’s a nightmare for the senior involved.

A simple thing like tripping over an extension cord or slipping on a wet kitchen floor. As we age our senses and muscles begin to deteriorate. Our bones become weak and are more likely to break or fracture.

Don’t let a fear of falling keep you from doing the things you love. Doing things like gardening, walking, getting together with friends and family are so important for staying healthy.

If you take care of your physical and mental health, you may be able to lower the chances of falling. Here are a few things you can do to lower your chances of a fall.

1. Get a bone density check to determine your level of vulnerability.

2. Stay physically active. Regular exercise is key to maintaining a healthy and strong body.

3. Have your hearing and vision tested once a year.

4. If you are taking medicine, be sure and check the side effects before taking.

5. The National Institute on Aging recommends buying a medical alarm in the event you should have a fall. A quicker medical response time usually means a shorter stay at the hospital.

We are here to help with any questions you may have about medical alarms. How they work.  How much they cost.  You can always reach us at 1-800-595-0718.   One of our Care Specialists will be happy to talk with you.

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