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Category Archives: slip and falls

Safety Tips for Shoveling Out Your Car and Yards

As the snowfall continues, we continuously have to shovel out our cars and out sidewalks to make it safe for pedestrians to walk. According to the Mayo Clinic, hospital emergency departments see an influx of weather-related injuries with each snowstorm. Check out these tips for safe shoveling this winter: If you’re inactive and have a […]

The Number of Older Americans Who Fall and Suffer Serious Injuries is Soaring

As Americans age and people live longer with bad health conditions, the number of older Americans who fall and suffer serious, sometimes fatal, injuries is soaring. So the retirement communities, assisted living facilities and nursing home are attempting to balance safety and their resident’s desire to live independently. Nearly 24,000 adults over the age of […]

Slips, Trips and Falls: How to Stay Safe in the Home

Falls are the second-leading cause of unintentional death in homes and communities, resulting in more than 25,000 fatalities in 2009, according to the National Safety Council. The risk of falling rises with age and is a serious issue for the elderly in homes and communities. Take time to remove fall hazards from your home or […]