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7 Factors That Affect Your Balance

7 Factors That Affect Your Balance

Balance is perhaps one of the most important things to maintain as you age. Unfortunately, as we age, we are at a higher risk of losing balance and falling. In fact, according to the CDC, more than 1 in 4 older adults will experience a fall each year. Such a loss of balance is not because of one thing but many factors.

That is why it is crucial to understand the various factors that affect your balance. Once you understand these factors, you can develop better habits that will aid you in creating better balancing abilities.

14 Practical Tips To Stay Safe on the Stairs

14 Practical Tips To Stay Safe on the Stairs

Falls can be devastating and result in traumatic injuries. Stairs can be particularly risky for older adults. A study has even shown that, on average, in the United States, there are one million emergency room visits as a result of accidents on staircases and 12,000 deaths per year. 

If your loved one is living in a house with stairs, it's important to make sure they are as safe as possible to avoid the risk of a trip or fall. Here are some helpful tips to help make stairs safer for older adults so your loved one can live safely and independently.

7 Signs It Is Time To Stop Driving

7 Signs It Is Time To Stop Driving

Driving is one of the most popular characteristics of independence. It's a symbol of becoming independent to mature to the legal age and get your driver's license. This is also why it can be difficult to accept that it may be time to now stop driving. After all, you've likely been driving for decades, and it's not easy to give up that freedom and accept a decline in your abilities.

However, in 2019, more than 250,000 older adults (age 65+) were treated in emergency rooms for sustaining injuries after a car crash. Therefore, it's important to look for alternative forms of transportation when you reach a point where driving presents an increased risk.

Here are the top signs that will help you understand when it may be time to hang up the keys and stop driving.

16 Tips to Preserve and Improve Mobility as You Age

16 Tips to Preserve and Improve Mobility as You Age

Thе аbilitу tо wаlk or mоvе frееlу in оnе’ѕ еnvirоnmеnt bесоmеѕ inсrеаѕinglу important аѕ уоu аgе. Enjоуing your fаvоritе асtivitiеѕ аnd nаvigаting dаilу tаѕkѕ is a critical раrt оf mаintаining indереndеnсе. Mоbilitу iѕ a key component оf рhуѕiсаl health that саn аffесt your ѕосiаl аnd emotional well-being. Limitеd mоbilitу and the inаbilitу to take раrt in activities thаt bring уоu jоу саn lead tо isolation аnd fееlingѕ оf embarrassment. Research ѕuggеѕtѕ older adults with decreased mоbilitу experience a higher likelihood of loneliness, disease, and hospitalization. 

Clearly, maintaining mobility is an important factor in keeping a high quality of life. To help maintain and even improve your mobility, we have compiled a list of things you can practice daily!

Watch for These Tripping Hazards in Your Home and Yard

Watch for These Tripping Hazards in Your Home and Yard

Tripping hazards in the home can go unnoticed until they cause an irreversible accident. It is reported by the CDC that more than 25% of adults 65 and older fall each year. While some falls are relatively harmless, approximately 20% of falls result in serious injuries such as broken bones or a head injury. Fortunately, you can take simple precautionary steps to minimize the risk of falling in your home. Discussed below are common tripping hazards and how to manage them!

8 Hiking Safety Tips for Older Adults

8 Hiking Safety Tips for Older Adults

Hiking is one of the best exercises that offers you fresh air, cardio, and more. There are trails everywhere, and if the weather calls for it, you can experience incredible views and health benefits. However, it is crucial to follow hiking safety tips in order to make the most of your experience. The following tips will help to ensure you are prepared for your next excursion!

8 Tips for a Safe Holiday Road Trip

8 Tips for a Safe Holiday Road Trip

As the holiday season falls upon us, many of us pack our bags and visit our families living elsewhere. During this time, it is crucial to stay safe because the weather can be harsh. A safe holiday road trip will enhance the experience for you and anyone else you are traveling with.

So, if you are looking for tips to have a safe holiday road trip, you have come to the right place. Here is your complete guide to traveling safely during this holiday season.

Stay Safe This Autumn - Tips for Older Adults

Stay Safe This Autumn - Tips for Older Adults

Apple orchards, corn mazes, bonfires, and pumpkin carving... autumn is a lovely time of year full of fun and special activities. With all the enjoyment these fall-time activities bring, the season also presents its own set of risks and dangers to beware of and prepare for accordingly. Preparing for autumn is done every year, but it can seem to be a whole new experience each time. As a person ages, they may need to do more preparation than in their younger years, and it is important to remember each task.

How to Recognize the Signs of Elder Abuse

How to Recognize the Signs of Elder Abuse

Unfortunately, elder abuse is a pervasive problem in this day and age. According to the World Health Organization, it is estimated that 1 in 6 older people experience some form of abuse. Unfortunately, a lot of abuse goes unreported, so we don't really know the full extent of the problem. In this article, we'll take a look at some of the signs to watch out for to be able to recognize if someone you care about has been abused or neglected (and how you can help).