Home safety tips to prevent falls in your home

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5 ways Physical Therapy can help you prevent falls

Each year, 2.5 million older Americans are treated in emergency departments for fall injuries, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Falls are often preventable and with the help of a Physical Therapist and personal exercise program, you can ensure your safety. Below are five ways Physical Therapists work with you to help you prevent a fall from occurring. Improve Balance Your Physical Therapist will asses your ability to balance while sitting or standing still and while … [Read more...]

The Best Medical Alert Systems

September is Falls Prevention Month and on the blog we will be sharing tips and resources to help you prevent and recover from falls. If you or someone you know is at risk for falling and they live alone, it may be a good idea to consider using a medical alert system. In the excerpt* below, the folks at Reviews.com share their top medical alert systems to help you find the right one for you. Nearly 90 percent of seniors say they prefer to live in their own homes, and most expect to stay … [Read more...]