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Fall Prevention Webinar March 18

 

Last updated 3/3/2021 at 7:43am | View PDF



As we get older, physical and cognitive changes can lead to everyday activities becoming a little more difficult. These changes can make something as routine as getting up and walking to the kitchen increasingly dangerous for seniors.

As falling becomes more of a concern, it can be particularly dangerous for those dealing with memory loss. Individuals living with dementia are five times more likely to fall than older adults living without a cognitive impairment.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year, one in three Americans 65 and older falls, and 2.8 million injuries from falls are treated in emergency centers.

Understanding Risk Factors

For most of us, walking around is something we take for granted. As we age, however, we become more prone to falls. They can come from a variety of factors – weakened muscles, worsening eyesight, underlying health issues and much more.

For seniors dealing with memory loss, additional risk factors include difficulties in finding their way around, and processing and responding to situations.

In addition, any changes to someone's medications can cause physical or cognitive side effects that increase the possibility of suffering a fall.

It’s important to consider all of the risk factors that impact your or your loved one’s ability to stay safe, so Prestige Assisted Living at Visalia, 3120 W. Caldwell Ave., Visalia, is hosting a free Fall Risk Webinar on Thursday, March 18 at 1 p.m.

Led by licensed athletic trainer and senior fitness expert Adrian Cagigas, this webinar will explain the factors that increase fall risk and provide the tools and resources to reduce your or your loved one’s risk of falling.

To sign up for this webinar, visit http://www.PrestigeCanHelp.com.

Prestige Assisted Living at Visalia also offers an Energize Exercise program, featuring a stretch and strength class to activate, a strength and balance class to invigorate, and a brain and body class to energize.

Visit http://www.prestigecare.com/expressions for more information on these programs, as well as tips for staying active and healthy.

 

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