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Fear of Falling...Causes Falls

Posted on June 9, 2015
Topics: Fall Prevention

A fear of falling is something many of our loved ones do not like to talk about. Many older adults worry that they may “end up in a nursing home” if their family or doctor learns they are having falls. This perception can lead to a higher risk of future falls, as their fear actually becomes a fall risk factor. This video discusses fall prevention for the elderly, starting with one of the most important tools: Communication.

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Walkers, Canes and more: How to use Assistive Devices

Posted on March 5, 2015
Topics: Fall Prevention

If you’re caring for an older person, it is natural to have questions about how to use assisted devices. Properly using devices such as wheelchairs, scooters, walkers, canes, crutches, prosthetic devices, and orthotic devices is essential for the senior’s stability, safety, and security. This video teaches caregivers how to safely use and adjust assisted devices, revealing the common mistakes people often make and how to avoid them. The presenter also discusses safe transfers and how to navigate different terrains. 

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Parkinson's Disease: Can We Improve Function?

Posted on March 3, 2015

If you or someone you’re caring for suffers from or has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, maintaining or improving function is an ongoing challenge. This Parkinsons information video provides an overview of the condition and how visual and auditory cues can be as effective as medications in improving gait. Also discussed is how task-specific activities can also improve gait, as well as flexibility, function, and balance. 

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Falls - A New Look at a Difficult Problem

Posted on March 2, 2015
Topics: Fall Prevention

Did you know that falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries of older adults in the United States? And every 35 minutes an older adult in our country dies from a fall. In this video, “Falls –A New Look at a Difficult Problem,” the presenter gives insights about how to prevent falls, what to do when a fall occurs, and how to create a safe environment for residents and staff.

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Fall Prevention and You, Safe at Home (Part 3)

Posted on March 2, 2015
Topics: Fall Prevention

As we age, falls and fear of falling takes on greater meaning and importance. In this three-part series on fall prevention for the elderly, we discuss different aspects of falling, and the implications it can have on long-term health and wellbeing. This third and final video covers simple home modifications you can make to help you or your loved one avoid being the victim of a fall.

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Fall Prevention and You, Safe at Home (Part 2)

Posted on March 2, 2015
Topics: Fall Prevention

As we age, falls and fear of falling takes on greater meaning and importance. In this three-part series on fall prevention for the elderly, we discuss different aspects of falling, and the implications it can have on long-term health and wellbeing. This second video covers common environmental fall risks in and around the home. 

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Aging with Ease: Understanding Assistive Devices

Posted on March 2, 2015

As people age, mobility becomes a concern. This video provides an overview of assistive devices so seniors and their caregivers can use them with greater confidence. Types of devices, gait belts, adjustments, and safety during transfer are addressed, along with corrections for many of the common mistakes people make when using assistive devices. 

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