Rising Rates of Injury From Falls

Not a day goes by that an executive director isn’t dealing with or thinking about falls within the community. The dangers are real. The number of people over 65 who died after a fall reached nearly 24,000 in 2012, the most recent year for which fatality numbers are available — almost double the number 10 […]

New Falls Toolkit from CDC

One out of three people 65 and older falls each year. This is a challenge that assisted living and residential care providers are all too familiar with. And while, for obvious reasons, risk management and legal experts suggest that we avoid advertising or making claims to “fall prevention” programs there are interventions we can take […]

Strength Training Reduces Fall Rates in Older Adults

As reported this week by seniorhousingnews.com, a recent study found that incorporating regular strength training exercises into a senior’s daily activities can reduce falls by 31%. Click here to learn more.