A US News & World Report article recently highlighted the rising problem of senior's fall rates. Robert Predit's article discusses a recent study by Dr. Christine Cigolle, of the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor.
Dr. Cigolle found that the "number of older adults with at least one self-reported fall in the past two years rose from about 28 percent in 1998 to about 36 percent in 2010"
Although, this rising problem has led to an increase in programs and efforts to prevent potential falls.
Dr. Matthew Hepinstall works at the Center for Joint Preservation & Reconstruction at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, he specializes in treating the aftermath of Senior's falls.
Dr. Hepinstall said that there are many ways to help prevent falls in the home, including:
Live Oak's line of transferring, positioning, and lifting solutions strive to help with fall prevention and fall response.
And, for more Fall Prevention online resources and organizations, Live Oak's Fall prevention Resources section.
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Developed by the National Council on Aging (NCOA), Falls Prevention Day was started to highlight the significant issue of falls and help older Americans prevent future falls. The day, September 22nd (the first day of fall), included special, scientifically proven fall prevention exercise classes. Including everything from Ta-Chi to the groundbreaking FallScape.