Caregiving Services in Grosse Pointe, Michigan

No Gym Necessary: Daily Activities Can Improve Balance, Foil Falls in Seniors Older adults don’t necessarily have to hit the gym to improve their balance and prevent falls—they just need to get a bit creative when it comes to performing everyday household actions, according to the results of a new study from…

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Falls and Fractures A simple thing can change your life—like tripping on a rug or slipping on a wet floor. If you fall, you could break a bone, like thousands of older men and women do each year. A broken bone might not sound awful. But, for older people, a…

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Automatic Fall Detection: A New Way to Call for Help What if there’s a fall and nobody’s there to help? Even when a caregiver makes diligent efforts to prevent their elderly parent from falling, falls are often inevitable. Falls can result from a variety of conditions such as mobility, difficulty…

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Data collected by the National Safety Council (NSC) recently revealed that the incidence of serious falls among adults aged 65 and older has risen 112 percent since 1999. This is worrisome news for caregivers and patients alike. Trips and slips can be frequent occurrences for children and younger adults, but…

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Falls Among Older Adults Each year, one in every three adults age 65 and older falls. Falls can cause moderate to severe injuries, such as hip fractures and head injuries, and can increase the risk of early death. Fortunately, falls are a public health problem that is largely preventable. How…

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No Gym Necessary: Daily Activities Can Improve Balance, Foil Falls in Seniors Older adults don’t necessarily have to hit the gym to improve their balance and prevent falls—they just need to get a bit creative when it comes to performing everyday household actions, according to the results of a new study from…

Foiling Falls: What Works and What Doesn’t

What can you do to help prevent your loved one from falling? This coming Saturday (September 22) was recently named, “National Falls Prevention Awareness Day.” Falling presents a serious health risk for the elderly. Thirty-three percent of adults over age 65 fall every year, according to the Centers for Disease…

Alzheimer’s Risk in Women May Fall With Timely Hormone Therapy

Adult women who undergo hormone replacement therapy at the beginning of menopause may decrease their risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease by 30 percent, according to a new analysis. Five years appears to be the magic number. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University found that women who started taking estrogen and progestin pills within…

Popular Prescription Triggers Tumbles in the Hospital

  A single pill may cause more falls in hospitalized individuals than aging, delirium, insomnia or cognitive impairment, according to a new report. Patients who were prescribed Ambien to help them sleep saw a four-fold increase in their risk of falling, according to researchers from the Mayo Clinic. As a…

Falls are leading cause of spinal cord injuries in the U.S.

Seniors who fall, not car accidents, are now the primary cause of traumatic spinal cord injury in the U.S., according to new research from the John Hopkins University School of Medicine. Researchers discovered that the average age of adults with traumatic spinal cord injury is 51, with the greatest increase in injury…