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  1. Balancing Act: Lifestyle Changes that Can Improve Balance & Prevent Falls

    From adulthood onward, all of life can seem like a balancing act. We balance work, family, friends, community, etc. But then there comes a time later in life when, for the sake of our safety and independence, we have to consider our actual balance. As we age, our bodies naturally change, and there are many[…] Read More…

  2. Are Your Loved Ones at Risk for Senior Falls? Nightingale Homecare Can Help!

    Ask your elderly loved ones what their greatest fears are, and you’re likely to hear one common theme throughout: the fear of falling. So many seniors have witnessed friends and acquaintances suffer the consequences of a fall, and understand just how devastating to health and independence a fall can be. Senior falls often result in[…] Read More…

  3. Finding Balance to Prevent Falls

    The statistics are staggering – literally! Millions of older adults were injured as a result of falls between 2000 and 2013, and fatalities from falls have more than doubled in that time. Annual costs for senior falls are already in excess of $30 billion and are predicted to double by 2020. We clearly need to[…] Read More…

  4. How Exercise Can Help Seniors Improve Balance and Prevent Falls

    As we age, our balance can become more of a problem. There are many reasons for this loss of stability including: weakness in our hips and thighs which make walking more difficult, losing the ability to properly lift our feet making us more prone to stumble and poor posture. Although many other factors can cause[…] Read More…

  5. Falls Are the Hidden Danger Threatening Seniors

    In the year 2010, injuries due to falls in older adults have cost the U.S. healthcare system $30 billion. With an aging population and an increase in life expectancy, the number of falls and the costs for treating injuries due to falls will increase. By 2020, the cost of fall related injuries is expected to[…] Read More…