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2011-07-07 00:47:17

Study shows that current prevention strategies may not be very effective While falls are a common cause of injury, particularly in older, hospitalized patients, some may not be as preventable as once thought. According to a new literature review published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS), many of the risks that frequently cause falls are not adequately addressed with the fall prevention initiatives used in healthcare facilities. Falls are the leading...

2011-06-21 00:00:30

Homecare Company in San Diego, CA Encourages Families Caring for Elderly Relatives to Make Sure that Your Home Environment is Safe San Diego, Ca (PRWEB) June 20, 2011 Firstat Nursing Services, a 14 year old home nursing agency and home health provider in San Diego, CA is supporting National Home Safety Month by educating the public on how to prevent trips and falls in the home. The National Safety Council is encouraging businesses and communities across the country to participate in...

2011-05-09 12:35:00

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Every year, one in three people ages 65 years old and older has a fall, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The risk increases with age and can lead to serious injury, including hip fractures and head injuries, as well as hospitalization, loss of independence and even death. Fortunately, there are ways to limit the risk of a fall for yourself and a loved one. Falls can be costly, both physically and...

2011-04-04 13:15:00

Partners Promote Healthier and Safer Lives by Taking Steps to Prevent Injuries Before They Happen WASHINGTON, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Falls Free© Coalition, led by the National Council on Aging (NCOA), has been named as a national partner of National Public Health Week, April 4-10, 2011. The week is sponsored by the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the theme for this year's event is "Safety is no Accident: Live Injury-Free." (Logo:...

2011-01-17 10:03:13

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- New guidelines show a good workout could help elderly patients prevent a fall. The guidelines are the first update from the American Geriatrics Society and the British Geriatric's Society on preventing falls in the elderly in the last 10 years. A knowledgeable panel with significant experience in fall prevention and care of the elderly helped compile the new recommendations. Dr. Mary Tinetti from Yale University School of Medicine, and one of the panel chairs, was quoted...

2011-01-13 14:28:03

In the first update of the American Geriatrics Society and the British Geriatric Society's guidelines on preventing falls in older persons since 2001, they now recommend that all interventions for preventing falls should include an exercise component and that a number of new assessments should be used, including; feet and footwear, fear of falling, and ability to carry out daily living activities. The guidelines, a summary of which are published today in the Journal of the American Geriatrics...

2010-11-22 20:53:49

Introducing a music-based multitask exercise program for community-dwelling elderly people may lead to improved gait (manner or style of walking), balance and a reduction in the rate of falling, according to a report posted online today that will be published in the March 28 print issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Each year, one-third of the population 65 years and older experiences at least one fall, and half of those fall repeatedly," the authors...

2010-11-01 21:16:36

Adults 70-Plus Three Times as Likely to Die Following Low-Level Falls While simple falls, such as slipping while walking off a curb, may seem relatively harmless, they can actually lead to severe injury and death in elderly individuals, according to a new study published in The Journal of Trauma: Injury, Infection, and Critical Care. As the population continues to age, it is important for physicians and caregivers to be aware of and prepared to deal with this issue, which could significantly...

2010-09-24 09:00:00

BATON ROUGE, La., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Our nation's elderly population is dying from a silent killer at an alarming rate. Each year, falls are the leading cause of death from injury in adults over the age of 65.(1) Approximately one-third of older adults fall each year.(1) And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the cost of all falls will be nearly $55 billion by 2020. As part of Fall Prevention Week, Amedisys (Nasdaq: AMED), a leading provider of home health...

2010-09-22 14:40:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Health joins 33 other states in celebrating "Falls Prevention Awareness Day" on Sept. 23, the first full day of fall. The department's Violence and Injury Prevention Program joins the Falls Free(TM) Coalition, which includes 70 organizations nationwide, to reduce fall-related injury and death among older adults. "In 2008, more than 1,000 older Pennsylvanians died from injuries related to a fall. In...


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