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Falls is such a big problem among our elderly population. Falls can lead to severe injuries such as hip fractures and head injuries and can even increase the risk of early death. Most fractures among the elderly are caused by falls. The most common are fractures of the hip, upper arm, forearm, hand, leg, ankle, and pelvis. Fortunately, falls is a health problem that is largely preventable.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in every 3 adults 65 and older will experience a fall. Among those adults who are 65 years and older, falls are the leading cause of injury death. In 2007, over 18,000 older adults died from unintentional falls and traumatic brain injuries accounted for 46% of these fatalities. In 2006, there were 316,000 hospital admissions for hip fractures in people age 65 and older and over 90% of the hip fractures were caused by falling. Read More
Communication technology has come a along ways in the last few years. It has become easier than ever to add a more personal touch to those long distance relationships. Most of these new options are very affordable and some are even free if you have the right equipment at home. So, for those of you out there like my husband and I, that want to tell your mother how much you love her, but have to do so from a long distance, here are a few suggestions to make it a little more personal. Read More