Fall Protection Blog

6 Ways to Prevent Fall-Related Injuries on the Playground

October 27, 2015 — Blog Fall Protection Blog

We often blog about the perils our elderly loved ones face when it comes to falls and fall related injuries. However, another group of dearly beloved that are at a particularly high risk of experiencing a fall are children. According to statistics from safekids.org, in 2011 over 2.8 million children were treated in the emergency room for fall related injuries. Although a majority of falls happen at home, another place that experiences high volumes of fall-related injuries is the playground. 75 percent of all playground injuries are fall-related. This relates to more than 200,000 children being treated for playground fall-related… Continue Reading →

How to Prevent Pet-Related Falls

September 20, 2015 — Blog Fall Protection Blog

The leaves have turned colors and many have already fallen to the ground. Not only does this week mark the beginning of fall and end of summer, it also marks the 8th annual falls prevention awareness week. During this week-long event, senior centers, caregivers and companies all around the nation have joined forces with the National Council on Aging to help raise awareness of the danger of falls and importance of falls prevention for our elderly loved ones. To support this effort, we have blogged about several topics regarding fall prevention this month; this week our topic is how to… Continue Reading →

The 3 Things You Need to Know to Prevent Falls Outside the House

September 13, 2015 — Blog Fall Protection Blog

As you may recall from our blog last week, the entire month of September is Falls Prevention Awareness Month. The pinnacle of the month long campaign against falls takes place on the fall equinox, September 23, 2015. This day marks the 8th annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day. To help support the National Council on Aging’s (NCOA) efforts in raising awareness for fall prevention, we have pledged to blog about different issues regarding fall prevention each week this month. In the past we have blogged on many occasions regarding how to prevent falls by being aware of the physical issues that… Continue Reading →

SmartCells Fall Protection: Take A Stand Against Falls

September 6, 2015 — Blog Fall Protection Blog

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) recently announced that the 8th annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day will take place on September 23. Falls Prevention Awareness Day, which coincides with the 2015 fall equinox, was initially started in 2008 by the NCOA as an effort to increase awareness of falls amongst the elderly. That first year, only 11 states participated in the event. According to the NCOA, the event has since grown in participation to include 48 states and the District of Columbia. Each year the NCOA focuses on a central fall-related theme, in 2015 the theme is Take a Stand… Continue Reading →

5 Ways to Prevent Falls This Fall and Winter

August 23, 2015 — Blog Fall Protection Blog

Last week the Old Farmers’ Almanac released its forecast predictions for the upcoming winter. The 224-year-old publication predicts that after this long hot summer much of the United States will endure a cold winter with above normal snowfall. According to the almanac’s website, the publication uses a “secret” formula for forecasting that includes sunspots, tides, planetary positions, climatology and meteorology. Although the “Old Farmers’ Almanac” and rival publication “The Farmers’ Almanac” are some of the oldest periodicals in the United States, many meteorologists are skeptics regarding the accuracy of predictions made by them. Despite the questionable accuracy of winter weather… Continue Reading →

7 Ways to Increase Independence for People with Dementia

August 5, 2015 — Blog Fall Protection Blog

Have you ever heard someone joke about having a ‘senior moment’? Since many elderly loved ones suffer from memory loss, people often believe memory loss and illnesses like dementia are a part of aging. While it is true that dementia is most common amongst the elderly, it is NOT considered a normal part of aging. Dementia is a chronic, progressive syndrome that is caused by a number of brain illnesses. Like any illness, there are several different forms of dementia with the most common being: Vascular (after a stroke), Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that nearly… Continue Reading →

8 Ways to Keep Your Kids Safe from Fall-Related Injuries

July 22, 2015 — Blog Fall Protection Blog

We often blog about the perils our elderly loved ones face when it comes to preventing and reducing their risk of experiencing a fall. While the elderly are a particularly vulnerable demographic to fall-related injuries, they aren’t the only group. Another group that is at a particularly high risk is children. According to the Center for Disease Control, falls are the leading cause non-fatal injuries for children. Furthermore, the CDC estimates that “every day, approximately 8,000 children are treated in U.S. emergency rooms for fall-related injuries, which adds up to nearly 2.8 million children each year.” Given, the typically sports-filled,… Continue Reading →

Are Fall Protection Mats the Key to Reducing Life-Altering Injuries?

July 5, 2015 — Blog Fall Protection Blog

Once an adolescent starts taking their first steps they learn one of life’s earliest lessons: that falling is part of life. As their motor skills and body strength develop, the falls become fewer and far between. However, once out of our younger years, our balance and strength begin to decline with age and the risk of falling dramatically increases. According to statistics compiled by the Center for Disease Control’s recently released 3rd edition Fall Prevention study, “one-third of people aged 65 and older fall each year, and those who fall once are two to three times more likely to fall… Continue Reading →

3 Father’s Day Gifts That Will Keep Him Feeling Good All Year

June 19, 2015 — Anti-Fatigue Blog Fall Protection Blog

Whether it’s for their often-outdated fashion sense, dry sense of humor (dad jokes, really on dads love them), or their scrape-the-dirt-off parenting style, dads are often the butt of parenting jokes for their lack of mother-like sympathy and overall parenting. Statistically, it is true, compared to the average mother; the average father does nowhere near the same amount of parenting. In fact, a recent study tallied up the cost of the average father’s household responsibilities and found that if they were to be paid for it, the average father would make a salary of $25,709. Compare this to the recent… Continue Reading →

Five Ways to Honor the Fallen This Memorial Day

May 16, 2015 — Anti-Fatigue Blog Fall Protection Blog

This upcoming weekend people all across the United States will be celebrating Memorial Day. For the last 44 years Memorial Day has been nationally recognized and celebrated on the last Monday of May, but it wasn’t always like that. In fact, the holiday wasn’t even originally called Memorial Day. It was known as Decoration Day. Decoration Day was first observed after the Civil War by Union veterans on May 30, 1868 in remembrance of fallen service members. Today, most spend people spend the long weekend shopping, visiting friends, traveling, or camping. In an effort to get back to the core… Continue Reading →

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