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  1. Senior Hip Fractures: Risk Factors, Prevention Tactics, and Recovery Tips

    Hip fractures are a serious injury that can lead to a host of complications for older adults, including death. The elderly are especially prone to hip fractures due to several reasons, including bone weakening as one ages, and the increased risk of falls. Additionally, osteoporosis makes bones brittle and more likely to fracture in the[…] Read More…

  2. The Role of the Caregiver in Fall Prevention

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Each year, one in every three adults age 65 and older will fall. Falls can lead to moderate to severe injuries, such as hip fractures and head trauma and can even increase the risk of early death.” The good news is that falls can be[…] Read More…

  3. Are You at Risk for Deep Vein Thrombosis?

    Deep vein thrombosis (DVT), the medical term for blood clots, occurs most often in adults over 60 years of age and affects up to 600,000 Americans every year. DVT occurs when a clot forms deep in the body, often in the lower leg, and is at risk for breaking off and traveling to the lungs,[…] Read More…

  4. Avoid the Opioids? How to Protect Seniors from Opioid Addiction.

    Opioid addiction is a significant problem in America today, and it affects some of the country’s most vulnerable population – seniors. Opioids, while powerful pain relivers, pose some unique risks to older adults. The Sun City home health care team at Nightingale Homecare shares the information you need to know to protect seniors from the[…] Read More…

  5. Enhance Senior Safety in the Bathroom with These Tips

    Bathrooms can be a scary place for the elderly, especially those at risk for falls. Getting in and out of a slippery tub can be physically challenging and pose a high risk of injury. Additionally, your loved one may struggle to safely get on and off of the toilet. Navigating a small space that is[…] Read More…