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Prevention of falls is key to healthy living for older people.

Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 by Health_and_Fitness

Did you know:

Seniors are injured at home more than any other location.

·  1 in 3 seniors will experience a fall each year, and half of those more than once.
 
· 20% of injury-related deaths can be traced back to a fall.
 

This This is scary information. But what can a senior do about it? Take a positive approach to fall prevention! Here are some titles in our collection that address this situation and which give very practical advice on how to prepare:

Fall  Fall Prevention at Home

This DVD that provides room by room advice on what you can do to reduce the risks.

 

 Falls in Older People Falls in Older People

by Rein Tideiksaar.
This is an easy-to-read guide that includes all the medical, rehabilitative, and environmental strategies needed in any care setting to protect the safety and health of
at-risk older adults.

 

How to Avoid Falling How to Avoid Falling

by Eric Fredrikson.
The message here is that exercise is the key, and the best exercise is walking -
every day.

 

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