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Do You Need to Worry About Falls?

According to the CDC, the rate of death from falls in seniors is 31%.  Even more disconcerting is the fact that seniors do not know that they are at risk.  Many ignore the warning signs.  It is estimated that 1 in 4 seniors experience a fall every year.  The likelihood of experiencing an injury increases with age, multiple risk factors, and the number of falls a senior experiences.

Risk Factors for experiencing a fall include: 

  • Prescribed 4 or more medications

    Seniors and Fall Risk

    Seniors and Fall Risk

  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Low blood pressure
  • Slowed reflexes
  • Balance disorders
  • Weakness/tightness
  • Visual deficits
  • Edema or swelling
  • Neuropathy

 

If you experience any of these risk factors, and would like to learn how you can reduce your risk of falls, contact Alliance Senior Care at 248-274-2170.  Alliance Senior Care will complete an in-home safety and fall risk assessment.

 

Dina Zubi Hurnevich

Director and Co-Owner at Alliance Senior Care
Dina is the Director and co-owner of Alliance Senior Care, which provides care for seniors in their own home so that they may age in place serving Oakland, Wayne and Macomb Counties since 2009. Dina is also a Care Manager Certified (CMC) and a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP).

Alliance Senior Care provides all the services that a senior would need to remain in their own home, housekeeping, meal preparation, companionship, bathing, dressing, shopping, errands and transportation to activities, as well as care coordination and Geriatric Care Management Services. Alliance Senior Care has expertise in providing dementia care, Alzheimer's care, hospice care, identifying alternative financing solutions and care coordination. Alliance Senior Care has developed relationships with the largest Long Term Care Insurance companies in the industry including; John Hancock, Lincoln Financial, Bankers Life, CNA and others. Dina has a BBA from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Indiana University. She left her career in corporate Finance to start Alliance Senior Care with her husband, Brian. Dina has also had the very personal experience of caring for her own family members. She is an active member of the Aging Life Care Association.

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