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A new fall prevention program helps aging Arizona residents

Seniors who live in Arizona and qualify for Medicare will be able to take advantage of a new program for elderly adults at the ActiveRx Rehabilitation center in Chandler, Arizona....

July 14, 2011


Alert systems and early diagnosis can prevent injury

People who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease only account for about 13 percent of Medicare subscribers....

July 11, 2011

Alan Wu

Addressing risk factors can help prevent fall-related injury

Deteriorating health and hazardous homes can contribute to the risk off falls for elderly individuals. ...

July 7, 2011


Medical alert systems and medication vigilance can improve senior safety

Even though the ice and snow have long since melted and summer has arrived, seniors are still at risk of falling. ...

July 1, 2011

Alan Wu

Inside or outside, elderly alert systems can be helpful in case of a fall

Researchers from the University of Massachusetts Medical School recently conducted a study on the causes of falls for older adults, and they found that the risk of falling varies from person...

June 13, 2011

Jasmine Phu

Rehab center finds new way to prevent falls among seniors

While falls are an all-too-frequent occurrence among senior citizens, they may actually be preventable if older adults employ the right amount of caution, exercise and awareness, according t...

January 14, 2011

Alan Wu

Overmedication may lead to increased risk of falls

Certain medication can improve the quality of life for many older adults, but there is also a risk of taking too much....

January 6, 2011

Alan Wu

Safe ways to conduct home repairs during the golden years

Many baby boomers and seniors plan to live at home during their golden years, but few consider what a hassle maintenance tasks can become, particularly if they are the only ones left to do t...

November 30, 2010

Jasmine Phu

Over a third of seniors fall each year

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society has discovered that up to 40 percent of seniors fall each year and these incidents can lead to serious injuries and...

November 4, 2010


The difference between outdoor and indoor falls

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that approximately 40 percent of seniors who aren't living in facilities fall every year, but a new study suggests that there is...

September 13, 2010

Alan Wu

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