Falls (p1):

Avoiding falls is one of the key determinants of health in the elderly

Overcome Today's Challenges. Avoid Tomorrow's.

Scroll down to see Falls content from Tech-enhanced Life and the Longevity Explorers:

 Analysis & Exploration   |    Explorer Discussions   |    Resources and Products shared by our Explorers.

 

Analysis & Exploration: Falls

The Best Fall Prevention Program

Concerned about Falls? This article is designed to help you decide which (if any) is the best Fall Prevention Program for you. And to help you choose between the Fall Prevention programs available in your town, state and country.

 

 

Fall Prevention Exercises for Seniors

We look at different options for the fall prevention exercises component of a fall prevention program, and how to decide which "exercises for seniors" program would work best to reduce your fall risk, in this second part of our work on choosing the right fall prevention program.

 

 

Fall proofing ME: What Can I Do?

The media is awash with stories about older adults falling and hurting themselves, and these reports usually mention that one in three of those over 65 will fall each year. This article is about what you can do to make falls less likely.

 

 

Am I at Risk for Falls?

How do I determine my personal degree of "risk for falls"? Should I worry about falls at all? Do I need to use a cane or a walker? How would I know? We all face these questions as we age.

 

 

Inventor Road Trip

Earlier this month we invited the inventor of a new type of walker to come along to one of the Longevity Collective circle meetings and show the older adults members of our circle the prototype of her invention and get their feedback. It was pretty interesting. This article is about the experience.

 

 

Fall proofing your house: a checklist

For the older adult worried about falls, one of the most important tasks is to "fall-proof" your house. There are numerous services you can retain to help with this. But how do you know they have done the right things? And, if you are the friend or family of an older adult, how can you do a "check" to make sure the house of the person you care for is relatively well "fall-proofed"? Here is a useful checklist developed by the Executive Director of Marin Villages.

 

 

Explorer Discussions: Falls

Kai Demonstrates His Volaris Rollator Walker

Explorer Kai tells the group why the Volaris rollator-type walker attracted his attention, and why he chose the Volaris brand to meet his needs. .........Read more

Which Fall Prevention Products Do We Use (SFV)?

The explorers at SF Village talk about fall prevention products they use. There is a long list. Then the discussion shiftss to what, if anything, is wrong with these products. .........Read more

Remaining Independent - Bayley July 2019

‘Remaining Independent’ Morphs Into ‘End-of-Life’ Plans & Wishes

Preventing falling is quickly acknowledged as important for older adults.  Then our discussion morphs into a focus on end-of-life planning and issues. .........Read more

Rich's New Apple Watch

Explorer Rich shows the group his new Apple Watch and describes features that he particularly likes. .........Read more

Getting Exercise

Conversation starts with mention of Wii as a product that gets you to exercise at home. Someone further extolled the value of U-tube, this time to provide balance and fitness instructions, especially when hooked up to your TV. The value of walking on rough ground had a strong advocate, as long... .........Read more

Balance is Key to Physical Health in Seniors

One member was a strong advocate for importance of maintaining physical balance and avoiding falls that can precipitate an inexorable process of physical decline in seniors. He serves on the Fitness Committee at a Senior Living Center and said their main focus was to look for devices to help... .........Read more

 

View more Discussions on this Topic (and others).

(You can filter by topic and see hundreds more discussions like these)

 

Useful Products & Resources: Falls (shared by our Explorers)

CallToU Caregiver Call Button

 
 

CallToU is a wireless call system intended for indoor use to alert the intended helper that assistance is needed by the user.

 

MyNotifi

 
fall alert MyNotifi
 

MyNotifi is a wearable device paired with a smartphone app and is intended to alert designated others to a fall or emergency.

 

VitalBand

 

VitalBand is designed to detect falls, monitor vital signs, and send reminders, while in the form of a wristwatch.

 

FallSafety Pro

 

FallSafety Pro is a smartphone app intended to use the phone's technology to detect a fall and give the location of the person carrying it.

 

IndeeLift - Human Floor Lift

 
IndeeLift, lifts
 

The IndeeLift device is a portable lift designed to help a fallen person from a sitting position to their feet with or without help.

 

SilverSpaces - home safety assessment tool

 

SilverSpaces is an assessment tool designed for evaluating the safety and security of the home as we age

 

SafeWander - for People Who May Fall or Wander

 

SafeWander is a wandering alert system comprised of a mobile app, a wearable button, and a Wifi gateway device that allows a caregiver to monitor the wearer by smartphone from another room or another location.

 

Hip-Hope

 

Hip-Hope Technologies offers a wearable belt device that offers inflatable attenuation of fall damage to hips.

 

WalkJoy

 
WalkJoy, gait and balance
 

WalkJoy is a device that provides additional sensory feedback for suffers from peripheral neuropathy, with the goal of helping you to walk normally.

 

 

View more Resources & Products relating to this Topic (and others).

(You can filter by topic and see hundreds more useful products and resources like these)