Signs You May Be a Potential Fall

Have you noticed a decrease in your walking speed? Are you having problems putting on your pants while standing up? Do you notice a tendency to reach for a wall, sofa, or chair when you navigating yourself around your home (something we Physical Therapist call furniture surfing)?

January 4th, 2024|

Fall Prevention for Seniors

According to statistics from the CDC, each year thousands of the elderly fall at home. The CDC reports that in 2002 more than 1.6 million people were treated in the emergency room due to falls at home, and 12,800 people over the age of 65 died.

December 16th, 2023|

Is the ResQUp right for you?

At Safe Patient Solutions, we want you to be successful in getting up from the floor to a seat, walker, bed, or wheelchair, if the situation ever occurs. Successfully getting up from the floor using a mobility device like the ResQUp often requires assessment of your physical abilities. For example; You will need enough strength in your arms and legs to push or lift your body up 4½ inches from the floor to the first level and the subsequent 2 levels. If you do not have the strength to raise yourself up 4½ inches, you may want to consider strengthening your upper/lower extremities. A Physical Therapist is often the most qualified

December 15th, 2023|

The 2 Minute Step Test – Where Do You Stand?

2 Minute Step Test Purpose: The 2 minute step assesses an individuals’ aerobic endurance compared to other males or females of similar age. How To Administer The Test: In the Rehabilitation facility the subject raises their right and left knee approximately midway...

November 30th, 2023|

Prevent Falls and Prepare for it

Care providers interact with the elderly community on a daily basis, many of which are at risk of falling or have suffered from a recent fall injury. To Prevent Falls, Consider the facts. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have arrived at the following findings: One in four Americans over the age of 65 years of age fall every year, with the number of falls increasing each decade of life. Every 11 seconds an elderly adult is treated for a fall injury in the emergency department and an older adults die from a fall every 19 minutes. Falls are the leading cause of fatal injuries and the most

November 25th, 2023|

Mobility Devices Encourage Independence

As you get older, mobility can become more difficult. You may not get around as easily as you used to and are at an increased risk of falls that can result in serious injuries. Thankfully, mobility devices for seniors are the ideal option for giving the elderly their independence while keeping them safe.

November 17th, 2023|
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