Keeping those we love safe is among our highest priorities. And, since falling is the leading cause of injury among the 65+ age category, consider a few of the most common causes of falling and work toward eliminating them.
The discharge procedure at a hospital is an established process. Sometimes, however, the process is so routinized that patients and their families assume that they have been told everything they need to know. On the hospital side, they may assume that patients and their families may know more than they do.
Many families struggle to afford the care that their older loved ones need. The alternatives boil down to living at home and having the necessary help come, using the services of nursing homes or moving to an assisted living facility. By any measure, when possible, staying at home has significant advantages, not only cost, but physically and emotionally, too.