Staying on your feet.

Falls are common among older
adults and can cause a lot of problems. 

However, they can be prevented, and
usually without medical intervention. The CDC reported that one in three people over 65 falls each year, making it the leading
cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries for the age group. Falling’s effects
can persist for a long time, making it harder to get around and easier to
suffer another injury.       
                                                   
Exercise should be the first
defense against falls. Some senior living communities offer workout and rehabilitation
programs that can help. Increasing balance with exercises like tai chi can also
have ancillary benefits like making it easier to get around and boosting
mood. Weight training will also increase muscle and bone strength, further reducing
injury
risk.               
                                                                                                                 
Keeping your eyes open and your legs moving should help you enjoy another safe
summer.

To reach one of our Advanced Senior Solution’s team members, either go to
the Contact Us tab or call 727-443-2273. We’re here to help with all of your
elder care questions, care needs, and much more! Call us today for a free
no-obligation care consultation via phone or in person.