Tag: falling

Are walkers causing more seniors to fall; a new study suggests that walkers may be part of the problem of falls rather than the solution.

  Are walkers causing more seniors to fall; a new study suggests that walkers may be part of the problem of falls rather than the solution. A fall for a senior citizen can be devastating, affecting their mobility with a broken limb or worse, a broken hip. For years, the idea for poor balance due to aging was simple; give them a walker, teach them how to use it and they are less likely to fall. A new study suggests that the devices themselves may actually cause them to fall in certain situations. Sometimes, the walkers design itself causes them Read More »

Older Americans are at a higher risk of falling says the NY Times; yet there are things you can do about the growing risk.

Older Americans are at a higher risk of falling says the NY Times; yet there are things you can do about the growing risk. Falls in the elderly is a risk that most older folks are scared of or in danger of. A broken hip can be the end for someone in their 80’s and the solution in most doctors offices is usually walkers and canes, which are most likely to prevent on older person from having a devastating injury. It is true that older people who have an injury like this may never recover, depending on their overall condition, Read More »