Saturday, October 08, 2005

Ideas offered to lessen seniors’ injuries in falls

Practical tips for reducing injuries from falls ...

"Injuries from falls -- a leading cause of hospitalizations and deaths of seniors -- can be prevented with environmental changes and training on how to fall safely, health officials say.

"A big problem is the home itself or the furnishings -- low chairs impossible to get out of," said Rosemary Bakker, gerontologist, certified interior designer and research associate in gerontologic design and medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell University.

Bakker addressed more than 300 participants at a statewide conference, "Reducing Falls by Design," sponsored by the state Health Department on Tuesday at the Pacific Beach Hotel."   continued ...   (Via StarBulletin)

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