Did you know that:
Falls are common…….
• Every year, one out of every three elders falls
• Every 29 minutes, an elder dies from a fall
• Every 15 seconds, an elder is treated in an emergency room for a fall-related injury
Every fall is potentially predictable and preventable. This September 22, which marks Fall Prevention Awareness Day, stop someone you love from becoming a statistic. Here’s 5 important steps to avoiding falls:
Assess the risk of falling
Exercise for strength and balance
Make the home safe
Review and manage medications
Rein Tideiksaar Ph.D., PA-C (or Dr Rein as he is commonly referred to) is the president of FallPrevent, LLC, Blackwood, NJ, a consulting company that provides educational, legal and marketing services related to fall prevention in the elderly. Dr Tideiksaar is a gerontologist (health care professional who specializes in working with elderly patients) and a geriatric physician's assistant. He has been active in the area of fall prevention for over 30 years, and has directed numerous research projects on falls and has developed fall prevention programs in the community, assisted living, home care, acute care hospital, and nursing facility setting. To learn more, check out the Doctor’s professional profile on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/dr-rein/6/759/592. If you have any questions about preventing falls, please feel free to email Dr. Tideiksaar at email@example.com
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