Understanding the Risk of Falls

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March 29th, 2019 Uncategorized No Comments

Falls can be serious at any age, but falls are one of the most common dangers for older adults.  As we age, falls threaten independence and increase risk of multiple health issues.

One of Friends Life Care goals is to assist our members to age in place and remain well, active and engaged.  One way that this can begin with understanding the risk of falls.  The following comes from member data which Friends Life Care collected in 2018.

Falls inside the home by frequency occurred in the bedroom, the living room then the bathroom and steps

Falls outside …

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Believe it or not, but Baby Boomers are turning to renting in their retirement years. They’ve given up their suburban homes with their large lawns for a smaller apartment that’s closer to cultural staples. Like Millennials, Baby Boomers are turning to renting in order to pursue more freedom when it comes to their living situation.

In fact, between 2009 and 2015, the number of Baby Boomer renters rose 28%, while Millennial renters only increased by 3%. Nearly 5 million more Baby Boomers are expected to enter the rental market by 2020. So… what’s so great about…

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You’re probably aware that you live close to one of the most important historical cities in The United States. Maybe you forgot about the array of historical gems in downtown Philly, but the summer is the perfect time to learn some new history lessons and bring the family along the way!
From museums to historical houses, Philadelphia has so many educational locations. There are a number of events happening around the city to celebrate the historical significance of Philadelphia. If you’re looking for something historical to do in the city of brotherly love, we’ve got…

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Mental Health

Good mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act and determines how we handle stress, relate to family and friends, and make life choices.

An estimated 54 million Americans suffer from some form of mental illness every year.

As we advance in age, mental health issues could escalate, including changes in your way of thinking, your mood and behavior and the way you process information. Many factors co…

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Genealogy has surged in popularity over the past few years. Ancestry websites are now the second most visited category of websites on the internet, and Time Magazine reports it’s the “second most popular hobby in the U.S., after gardening.” Among everyone jumping on board this genealogy trend, people from the Boomer generation seem to be particularly intrigued.

So why the sudden uptick in older adults digging around for a more in-depth family backstory? A recent poll suggests it’s because older generations weren’t as inclined to share their personal story with ki…

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