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6 Ways to Prevent Your Loved One From Falling This Winter

Posted by ComForCare on Dec 26, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Falls are the No. 1 cause of injury-related hospitalizations among Canadian seniors. They are also the cause of 95 percent of all hip fractures in older adults. As we enter the winter months with its slippery ice and snow, here are six ways to help protect your loved one from falls. 

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Topics: Fall Prevention, Aging

Identifying Fall Risks: In-Home Safety Checks and Assessments

Posted by ComForCare on Sep 26, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Falls can be serious, sometimes fatal, for older adults. According to the Government of Canada, falls are the No. 1 cause of injury-related hospitalizations among Canadian seniors, and between 20 and 30 percent of older adults fall each year. On average, a senior is hospitalized because of a fall every 10 minutes.

It’s a common belief that falls are just a part of aging – that it’s inevitable seniors will fall. This is not necessarily true because most falls are preventable. Many ComForCare Home Care locations offer no obligation in-home fall safety evaluations and fall risk assessments. Our home safety check evaluates all aspects of someone’s living conditions. A trained professional will look at things such as:

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Topics: Fall Prevention, Aging

Transitions of Care Challenges and How You Can Manage Them

Posted by ComForCare on Feb 21, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Transitions of care can be any transfer your loved one makes between a facility such as a hospital, a skilled nursing facility, an assisted living community or their home. In the 30 days following discharge from a hospital or care facility, the chance of readmission is high.

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Topics: Home Care Planning, Safety, Fall Prevention, Caregiving

9 Ways to Prevent Your Loved One From Falling This Winter

Posted by ComForCare on Dec 5, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Falls are the No. 1 cause of injury-related hospitalizations among seniors. They are also the cause of 95 percent of all hip fractures in older adults. Here are nine ways to help protect your loved one from falls in winter months.

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Topics: Home Care Planning, Fall Prevention, Safety, Healthy Living

Reducing Hospital Readmission Involves Big Responsibilities and Small Details

Posted by ComForCare on Oct 18, 2017 9:00:00 AM

“When the hospital discharged me, I was told I had to take one medication every two hours and a different medication every three hours. The doctor said I was never to take the two together. I was sobbing in the middle of the night with a pen and paper in my hand trying to figure out this logic puzzle of when I could take my medication. Unsurprisingly, I was back in the hospital within weeks.”

– Evelyn, patient

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Topics: Home Care Planning, Caregiving, Fall Prevention, Safety

Debunking 5 Myths About Seniors and Falls

Posted by ComForCare on Apr 18, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The most common myth surrounding seniors and falls? Falls are a normal part of aging. Falls are not a foregone conclusion. Unfortunately, falls are the No. 1 cause of injuries among Canadians 65 and over. Between 20 and 30 percent of Canadian seniors experience one fall each year.
It does not have to be this way. With education and prevention, falls are less likely to affect seniors’ activities and independent living. Here are four more fall myths out of step with current research in fall prevention.

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Topics: Fall Prevention, Aging, Activities and Lifestyle, Safety

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