Wellness Shepherd

Please find below an article from http://www.ecarediary.com about the importance of learning how to fall safely as one ages… worth reading…   Note:  There are more and more fall prevention/fall safety programs being offered in communities around North America…

Is it Possible to Fall Safely?
Dr. Rein Tideiksaar – February 18, 2013 10:18 AM

A safety concern expressed by elders and caregivers alike is the threat of falling and injury. In an attempt to prevent falling, many elders at risk (due to balance and other mobility problems), tend to limit their everyday movements and activities. Caregivers may act in similar fashion, believing that limiting an elder’s daily activities is the best way to avoid harmful falls. While this strategy may work in the short-term, as a preventive strategy, it’s a really bad idea. If elders move around too little, they may suffer a host of harmful consequences, which can actually…

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