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SLIPS, TRIPS & FALLS

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Dr.Mullick June 20, 2012 at 03:39 pm
It would be nice if you could state in summary way--different falls or risks in homes based on data.Read More I will give a few : 1) Bathroom 2) Poor lighting 3)Getting up in the night or in the morning-feeling dizzy. 4) Diabetic people--watching food in take and medicines.Avoid dizzying. 5) Lack of exercise 6) Not calling for help--trying to be fully independent
Mike Bearce June 20, 2012 at 03:52 pm
Thanks Dr. Mullick! While the data are not always in agreement from one reporting group to theRead More next, the consistent number 1 fall risk location is the path between the bed and the toilet. This is primarily due to sudden urge, poor lighting and poor lower body utility (proprioception). I'll take your suggestion and produce a more in-depth review of home based risk factors for falls next week. Mike
Dr.Mullick June 21, 2012 at 01:13 pm
You are doing a great service for elderly--who prefer to live in their home or apartment?Read More Injuries from falling at old age--are hard to heal quickly. As a teenager,I used to visit an Elder care center.Those people hated their room--wanted to get out and see others. I used to serve ICE CREAM. You could see SMILING FACES when they saw me. Let us help them live long independently in their homes/apartments.
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