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Latest Fall prevention Stories

2014-03-04 16:23:23

"Home Safety is Bone Safety" focuses on fall-proofing homes and addressing risk factors ROSEMONT, Ill., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Falls within the home are the most prevalent cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries among Americans age 65 and older, leading to more than 2.3 million emergency room visits and 21,000 deaths in 2010. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), in partnership with the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA), recently launched a new public...

2013-12-03 16:24:42

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Each year, one in every three adults age 65 and older falls, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). These falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among older adults, resulting in approximately $30 billion in direct medical costs per year. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131203/FL26990) In an effort to prevent these unnecessary injuries and deaths, Patrick Hardigan, Ph.D., executive...

2013-10-30 11:14:53

Could reduce rate of severe falls leading to medical care Exercise programs designed to prevent falls in older adults also appear to prevent injuries caused by falls, suggests a paper published today on bmj.com. Fall-related injuries are very common among older people and are a major cause of long-term pain and functional impairment. They also increase the risk of discharge to a nursing home and have a high economic cost. Well-designed exercise programs can prevent falls in older...

2013-09-23 12:23:42

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania departments of Aging and Health encourage all Pennsylvania residents to join in the observance of Falls Prevention Awareness Week, which is Sept. 22-28. The theme of this year's Falls Prevention Awareness Week, "Preventing Falls, One Step at a Time," aims to promote practices that help protect people against hazardous falls. "Falls are the leading cause of injuries and fatalities for Pennsylvanians age 65...

2013-09-23 08:28:15

BOCA RATON, Fla., Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Iris Onrot knows a lot about falls and their sometimes deadly consequences. She has studied falls and measured and tested their impact, which has led to her inventing a simple way for the elderly to significantly diminish the chances of sustaining a hip fracture from falling. "I think it's wonderful that yesterday 47 states recognized Falls Prevention Awareness Day, established by the National Council on Aging (NCOA)," she said....

2013-09-18 23:33:45

The first day of Fall coincides with the National Council on Aging’s Fall Prevention Awareness Day, announced Ethical Alternative Products, supplier of complementary products for countering neuromusular damaging oxidative stress and for maintaining healthy joints. Wyckoff, NJ (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 The Center for Healthy Aging section of the National Council on Aging (NCOA) will be celebrating the 6th Annual National Falls Prevention Day on September 22nd. Most Americans are...

2013-09-18 23:26:18

Falls are the most common cause of nonfatal injuries and hospital admissions for trauma in adults 65 and older. In an effort to help reduce falls in the senior population, Easy Rest Adjustable Beds has created a resource page on it’s website with 12 Tips For Bedroom Safety. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 In recognition of National Falls Prevention Awareness Day on September 22, 2013, Easy Rest Adjustable Sleep Systems has created an informational page on their website with 12...

2013-08-27 12:37:25

Implementation of effective coordinator-based FLS services worldwide can reduce treatment gap by ensuring that fracture patients are identified and treated to reduce future fracture risk An influential report published in the journal 'Osteoporosis International', recommends 13 best practice standards in the implementation of coordinator-based fracture liaison services (FLS). The report, 'Capture the Fracture: A Best Practice Framework and Global Campaign to Break the Fragility Fracture...

2013-06-18 23:02:59

The San Diego law firm provides statistics and advice to prevent falls by elderly adults in the care of nursing home facilities. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) June 18, 2013 One of the primary causes of injury in nursing homes is unnecessary fall episodes. A 2012 report by the Centers for Disease Control reveals that each year a typical nursing home with 100 beds reports 100 to 200 falls, and many more falls go unreported. Among older adults aged 65 and over, falls are the leading cause of death by...

2012-09-25 06:27:16

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Departments of Aging and Health today hosted a joint event to raise awareness of falls prevention programs. Falls are the leading causes of injuries and fatalities for Pennsylvanians age 65 and older. "Raising awareness of falls prevention programs that are proven to be effective for older adults can save a life," said Secretary of Aging Brian Duke. "As the number of older adults increases in Pennsylvania, it is...