Every year, about 70 per cent of long-term care residents have at least one fall, and half of those result in injury. Wearable gear and changes to living spaces aim to prevent falls and limit injury.
People often associate the holidays with children, leaving older adults out of mind, but there’s reason to pay attention to them at this time of year. They are a prime target for financial scammers.
Drinking among older adults is up. And while overdrinking may not pose an immediate threat of overdose, it is not healthy for seniors, many of whom take several medications and are at risk for falls.