Among the elderly, mobility issues become common. Mobility issues, though not as common among the young, can effect anyone at any age, however, particularly those who have a disability that effects their mobility. If you or someone you know suffers from mobility issues, it’s important to have the proper mobility tools, like a cane for walking. Among older adults, one in four, a staggering 25%, will fall every year in the United States, risking serious injury and sometimes even death. Of these falls among older adults, half will occur at home, where it is less likely that the victim of the fall will have anyone to help them or contact emergency services. Fortunately, a mobility aide such as a cane for walking can help to prevent these tragedies before they occur.
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Since the beginning of the modern day society we now live in, the world of medicine has grown and expanded in ways that almost no one could predict. One could go so far as to compare this industry to another industry that has expanded and now has changed our everyday lives. You could make the connection that the growth of technology has gone hand in hand with the growth of medicine.
There was once a time in which professional doctors failed to help patients because they lacked the basic requirements for the protection of the body against bacteria and germs. Many times before patients would die on the operating table simply from bacteria and germs which are when considering how easy it is to protect people from minuscule things like that during the operational procedure.
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There are few people who are unfamiliar with the phrase “Help! I’ve fallen and can’t get up!” While both corny and ridiculously dramatized, that Life Call commercial from the 80s resonates with a very serious issue facing the senior citizens of America One-fourth of older adults suffers a fall every year in the United States. Two million senior citizens are admitted into emergency rooms for fall-related injuries every year. Falls are the leading cause of death and injury among seniors.
Falls are often linked to issues with mobility. Two of the most common causes of falls unsteadiness and dizziness when walking or standing. Reduced flexibility, health conditions and surgeries can all limit one’s ability to move. For instance, more than one-fifth, or 22.3 percent, of cane users link their limited mobility to Continue Reading