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

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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. .........Read more



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... .........Read more



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. .........Read more



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. .........Read more



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... .........Read more



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 "... .........Read more



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

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

I Need Peripheral Neuropathy Solutions

Explorer Martin explains his concern about lack of relief of his foot neuropathy despite a series of inconvenient and expensive treatments. .........Read more

Fall prevention & exercise: perspectives @ SFV

The group answers a series of questions about their concerns regarding falling, and what they are doing for exercise to help prevent falling. .........Read more


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


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, 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.

Silver Spaces

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


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 protector airbag belt

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

WalkJoy, gait and balance

WalkHealth is a wearable pair of devices for gait analysis worn on each leg just below the knee.

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