Category Archives: Fall Prevention

Follow Up on Home Health Nurse

Recently I wrote about dad’s dizzy spells and how the doctor referred a home health nurse to come and check on him. The home health nurse visited dad several times a week for three weeks.  When I went to see … Continue reading

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Neighbors Helping Neighbors and When That Isn’t Enough…

Recently “Sarah”, a woman who lived alone in my neighborhood, fell and was unable to get up. Luckily a friend hadn’t seen her outside and began to worry about her.  The friend rang the doorbell but heard no response.  Then she walked … Continue reading

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Follow-Up on Dad’s Dizzy Spells

Last week I wrote about how I had asked to have someone evaluate dad’s dizzy spells and confusion in a post called “Watching Over Dad”.  As a result of my phone call to dad’s doctor, a home health nurse was … Continue reading

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Travel Assistance for Older Adults

A while back I wrote about putting grab bars in my bathroom to help prevent falls in a post called “Making Home Safer For Seniors”.  I recommend that everyone do this when they feel the need.  Sometimes we equate such things … Continue reading

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Making Home Safer for Seniors

For many years I tried to convince mom to have a handyman come in and make some simple changes to make their home safer.  I wanted them to have grab bars installed in the bathtub.  I thought it would be … Continue reading

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