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Caregivers of Older Adults Blog | Fall Prevention

Osteoporosis and Exercise: Lifestyle Changes for Healthy Bones

By mmLearn.org on Tue, Jun 07, 2022 @ 09:30 AM

Many seniors and their caregivers are concerned about bone health—and for good reason. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 10 million people over the age of 50 had osteoporosis in 2010, and another 43 million had low bone mass. 

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Fear of Falling: Home Safety for Seniors

By mmLearn.org on Mon, Apr 11, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

Falls are serious — and can be deadly for seniors.

One in four older adults (36 million) reports a fall each year. That’s cause for concern.

So it’s no surprise that seniors and caregivers are seriously worried about falls.

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Senior Safety: Tips for Helping Seniors Up After a Fall

By mmLearn.org on Tue, Sep 12, 2017 @ 10:30 AM

More than a third of people aged 65 or older in the United States fall every year, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Even worse?  More than 1.6 million of them end up in the emergency room due to fall-related injuries. Falls the leading cause of fractures, hospital admissions for trauma, loss of independence, even death. 

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