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Latest Fall prevention Stories

2014-10-02 08:30:12

Falls are one of the leading causes of injuries in senior citizens. A trusted NYC nursing home, Gold Crest Care Center, offers fall prevention tips for seniors. BRONX, N.Y., Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gold Crest Care Center, a leading Bronx rehabilitation facility for senior citizens, urges seniors and their families to recognize the dangers of fall related injuries in senior citizens. Fall related injuries are currently ranked as the leading cause of death in those over the age of...

2014-09-23 12:30:36

Older Pennsylvanians Urged to Become Strong Today and Falls Free Tomorrow HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania departments of Aging and Health encouraged all Pennsylvania residents today at an event at the state capitol to join in the observance of Falls Prevention Awareness Day, Sept. 23. The theme of this year's Falls Prevention Awareness Day, "Strong Today, Falls Free Tomorrow," aims to promote practices that help protect people against...

2014-09-22 08:27:48

NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The not-for-profit Visiting Nurse Service of New York and many organizations throughout New York State and the U.S. will recognize National Falls Prevention Day (September 23(rd)) this year during Falls Prevention Week (September 21-27). According to the National Council on Aging, falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for seniors--70% of these falls occur in the home. Additionally, every 15 seconds, an older adult is...

2014-09-18 23:11:09

SATECH, Inc. is proud to offer their entire line of renowned fall protection mats and flooring for 5% off during the month of September in honor of National Fall Prevention Day on September 23. Chehalis,WA (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 SATECH, Inc. is pleased to announce that in support of Falls Awareness Month all SmartCells Fall Protection mats and flooring will be 5% off through the rest of September. In an effort to raise awareness of the potential fatality of senior citizen falls, Falls...

2014-09-13 23:02:59

Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries for those 65 years of age and over. Every 14 seconds, an older adult is seen in an emergency department for a fall-related injury. Albany, NY (PRWEB) September 13, 2014 New York is one of 48 states and the national Falls Free® Initiative declaring September 23, 2014, Falls Prevention Awareness Day. Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries for those 65 years of age and over. Every 14 seconds, an...

2014-07-23 23:11:40

Fall Prevention works—New data shows Contra Costa Seniors safer in homes. If all senior residents were to receive fall prevention services based on this data, we could prevent about three per cent of total 9-1-1 responses for these seniors who are falling. Walnut Creek, CA (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 When Meals on Wheels and Senior Outreach Services modifies a home, it cuts the chances of a senior calling 9-1-1 for a fall by about 53 per cent, according to new data compiled by American...

2014-05-27 12:28:52

Awareness of this link, plus arthritis-appropriate exercise and physical activity identified as effective strategies of reducing the risks ATLANTA, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) during Arthritis Awareness Month highlights the prevalence of falls and fall injuries among adults with and without arthritis. According to the report, the prevalence of falling two or more times and injuries due to falls are higher among...

2014-05-08 23:16:43

“Safe Today. Healthy Tomorrow.” is the theme for this year's Older Americans Month. Journeyworks Publishing is observing the event by offering a sample set of brochures packed with information to help seniors stay safe, active and happy. Santa Cruz, CA (PRWEB) May 07, 2014 Older Americans Month is a time to recognize seniors for their contributions. It is also a time to provide older adults, and those that care for them, with information to help them be as healthy and active as...

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...


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