Preventing Falls Archives

Winter safety for older adults

December 8, 2022

Baby, it’s cold outside! When the temperature drops, older adults run a higher risk of health problems and injuries related to the weather, including hypothermia, frostbite, and falls in ice and snow. Like most things in life, it is better to be prepared. Here are a few precautions everyone should take, especially older adults, during… [Read More]

Help seniors avoid falling this autumn

September 3, 2020

You might say that a fall motivated Kelly Schroeder to pursue a career working with seniors. Schroeder, the director of clinical services for Community Care, a local nonprofit and expert in long term care, had a grandmother who fell and never truly recovered. As a result, her grandmother found herself dependent for the rest of… [Read More]