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How Our GreatCare Method Addresses Senior Fall Risks

Posted by Alyssa Ball on December 4, 2018

Seniors are at the greatest risk for falling and injuring themselves over any other age group. Between health concerns, physical limitations, and basic accidents, every 1 out of 3 seniors over 65 suffer from serious falls. Because falls are one of the leading causes of injuries and trauma in seniors, it is important to focus on the proper prevention and training when caring for a senior. Our GreatCare program helps provide this training along with specific care solutions in the most important areas of concern surrounding seniors, falls, risks, and fall prevention. Learn more about how GreatCare helps address fall risks in seniors. 

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What To Do After a Senior Has Fallen

Posted by Alyssa Ball on November 20, 2018

It can be frightening when a senior falls, and many people may not know what to do after the accident. A timely response is critical, and it could save a senior's life. It is important to know what to do when a senior falls and how to handle the situation. The following is a guide to help seniors and those around them understand what to do in this scary situation.

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Senior Safety: Learning to Fall

Posted by Alyssa Ball on September 18, 2018

Falls are the leading cause of death from injury in seniors. And once a senior falls, it's more likely that they will fall again. However, no matter what your age or fitness level, there are some strategies to reduce the risk from falling, and to lessen the severity of any injuries resulting from a fall. Here is a guide to learn how to fall safely and reduce injury. 

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INFOGRAPHIC: Fall Prevention Fact Sheet

Posted by Michael Watson on June 21, 2018

Among seniors, falls are the leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries. This is because falls often lead to very severe injuries, such as hip fractures and head trauma. At Caring Senior Service, we know that making seniors and their families aware of the facts about falls and the steps that can be taken to help reduce falls can ensure seniors safeguard themselves from having a traumatic fall.

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What can Happen after an Elderly Fall?

Posted by Ruby Cemental on December 23, 2015

Seniors are at a higher risk of having a fall compared to the general population. Why is this important? What can happen after an elderly fall? Let's examine some potential outcomes to understand why steps must be taken to prevent elderly falls.

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Tips to Prevent Falls in a Dementia Patient

Posted by Ruby Cemental on December 22, 2015

Falling is one of the scariest things that can happen to seniors and their caregivers, but for the elderly, falls linked to dementia happen twice as frequently and have serious consequences. This increase in fall risk is due to the degeneration of the brain, which is caused by the disease. Let's take a look at how you can help your loved ones with dementia avoid falls. 

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Fall Injury Basics: What You and Your Loved One Need to Know!

Posted by Ruby Cemental on December 16, 2015

The statistics outlined in a recent CDC report are frightening especially for those who have a loved one over the age of 65. One in three seniors fall each year. Unfortunately less than half of those that fall tell their doctor about the fall. A senior that has fallen once has double the chance of falling a subsequent time. One in five falls causes a serious injury like a broken bone or a head injury. What does all of this mean? It means we have seniors who are falling and not reporting it that now have a higher chance of falling again and this time being seriously injured.

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Medication Education Can Prevent Elderly Falls

Posted by Ruby Cemental on December 2, 2015

Many people assume that falls are just a part of growing older. They believe that seniors are just more likely to fall. However this isn't the case. Yes, the risk of falls increases as we age but the majority of falls are preventable. One common reason for falls among seniors is the adverse side effect that some medications can cause. Therefore medication education can be an effective way to prevent elderly falls.

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Fall Risk Assessment to Keep Your Senior Independent

Posted by Ruby Cemental on November 24, 2015

According to the CDC senior falls are devastating, deadly, costly and preventable. Therefore, to maintain health and independence of your senior loved one, it is important to conduct a fall risk assessment. Here are rather important things to know when you are considering potential fall risks in any environment.

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Essential Medical Evaluations After a Fall

Posted by Ruby Cemental on November 24, 2015

After a loved one falls, ensure they are thoroughly checked out by a doctor or healthcare professional, even if there are no visible injuries. Not only is it important to determine the reason she fell, but it is also crucial to ensure there are no hidden injuries resulting from the fall. Here are the top 5 things a doctor should check after an elderly fall:

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