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Bed Rails and Bad Dreams: Keep El Paso Seniors from Falling out of Bed

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Mar 6, 2017 4:55:25 PM

Learn how you can help keep El Paso seniors from falling out of bed and protect your elderly loved one. Check out the video below. 

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Using Fall Risk Assessment Tools to Determine a Senior's Risk of Falling and Prevention

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Dec 22, 2015 6:00:00 PM

Health care professionals have developed fall risk assessment tools to determine a senior's possible risk of falling. One of the most popular and widely respected fall assessment tools was developed by the John Hopkins University in 2005 and is commonly referred to as JHFRAT. It features seven key elements to determine an elderly person's risk of falling -- patients age, prior fall history, elimination, medications, use of patient care equipment, mobility, and cognition. 

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Senior Falls are a Warning Sign to Vision Loss!

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Dec 8, 2015 5:30:00 PM

Senior falls are commonly blamed on poor balance or muscle weakness. Although these are known to be issues of the elderly and can result in a fall other causes are also prevalent. One that shouldn't be overlooked is vision loss. Senior falls are often a warning sign to vision loss.

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Elderly Falls Linked to Dementia: Why is the Risk Greater?

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Nov 24, 2015 6:00:00 PM

When a senior loved one in your care is diagnosed with Dementia, it is a frightening and anxious time. Dementia can cause many problems, such as memory loss, the inability to focus, and difficulty communicating effectively. One dangerous and potentially fatal side effect of Dementia is taking a fall. While it may not be immediately considered, elderly falls linked to Dementia happen fairly frequently. But, why?

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Vision Problems in Seniors that Cause Falls

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Nov 10, 2015 5:30:00 PM

 As people age, falling in the home or outdoor is one of the problems they face. There are several causes for this, but elderly vision problems are one of the more common reasons. If you worry about your aging parents falling and injuring themselves, you need to be aware of vision problems that contribute to falls.

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Five Easy Tips for Decluttering Homes to Help Prevent Falling

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Oct 20, 2015 6:30:00 PM

Decluttering homes to prevent falling are some of the first things that individuals do when bringing a fall-risk family member into their home. But knowing what objects are best left alone and which should be moved out of the way can be a tricky process. Here are five easy tips for decluttering your home to prevent falling.

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Simple Exercises to Help Prevent Seniors From Falling

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Oct 6, 2015 6:00:00 PM

Many seniors are at risk of falling. Estimates range from 28 to nearly 45% of all seniors experiencing a fall every year. Though our natural balance tends to decline as we age, there are ways to limit the loss. Here a just a few simple exercises that seniors can do nearly anywhere to prevent a fall. 

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Getting Out of the House With Elderly Loved Ones

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Sep 22, 2015 6:30:00 PM

When your elderly loved one has trouble getting around, it can be challenging to find activities that make it possible for them to get out of the house without putting them at risk for a fall. If you take the proper precautions, however, getting out with your loved one isn't any harder than it ever was.

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3 Reasons Elderly Women Are More Prone To Falls

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Sep 8, 2015 7:30:00 AM

It's often assumed that older people, especially women tend to fall more. It's considered a side effect of aging. The reality is falling is not simply caused by getting older. More often, there is an underlying cause that must be explored.

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