Millions of seniors suffer from life threatening, if not fatal, injuries yearly. A majority of these come from common falls that happen where they live. This number can be easily lowered with proper planning, care, and investment in senior care products. Fall prevention will help our elderly age gracefully and offer them independence and happiness.
Many of us have witnessed a loved one fall or slip. Panic is our normal reaction. Here is what to do if you've seen a senior fall or slip.
Vince Baiera is the founder of step2health, a mobility aids and wellness company for older adults. He is a former ICU Nurse of the Cleveland Clinic and Duke University Hospital in the Cardiac ICU. With years of working on the frontlines, Vince noticed the struggles of older adults and people with mobility issues that became an impediment for both patients and their caretakers. He then designed and created the patented product, Step2Bed (and its variants) that helps seniors and those with mobility issues safely get in and out of bed. His philosophy concerning aging is to plan ahead and start with simple home and life modifications to avoid being overwhelmed at retirement.