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How to Prevent Falls at Home

fall prevention

One-third of the population over the age of 65 experiences a fall each year. Every 11 seconds, an older adult is rushed to the emergency room for a fall. Every 19 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall. Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries among older adults. The risk […]

In-Home Modifications Can Improve Your Independence!

In-Home Modifications Can Improve Your Independence!

Home modifications are changes made to adapt to living spaces, in order to increase usage, safety, security, and independence at home. The home modification process includes evaluating needs, identifying and implementing solutions, training, and evaluating outcomes that contribute to the home modification.  The results of this process may be recommendations for alterations, adjustments, or additions […]

Fall Prevention Tips: Staying Independent

In Home Therapy

Physical therapy is too often seen as a “last chance” to help prevent further falls, especially for older patients who have already had a few close calls. Yet physical therapists do so much more than guide patients through helpful balance-enhancing movements — as crucial as those are. These professionals can also be counted on to […]