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Falls, Let's talk

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Today’s blog is about actions and safety after a fall.

Unfortunately, falls happen. As a caregiver it can be petrifying; in addition, it is very common for caregivers to hurt themselves when trying to pick up a senior after a fall.

In this blog post we will discuss some guidelines to picking up a senior after a fall.

Picking Up a Senior After a Fall
1.Stay calm
2.Help the senior to remain calm
-Take slow, deep breaths
3.Check for injuries
-Bruises, bleeding, sprains, and broken bones
-If the senior has hit their head, call 911
4.Ask about pain
-Where it is? How severe it is?
5.If there’s a broken bone, don’t move them
-Call 911
-Keep the senior warm, comfortable, and still
6.If they aren’t hurt and they want to get up, proceed slowly
-Stop, if they become stuck, experience pain, or become too tired
7.Grab 2 good chairs
-Place 1 by the senior’s head
-Place the other down by their feet
-Your role is to help gu…

Health Awareness: October

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Today’s blog is about health awareness. Many of us are aware that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Men and women are both susceptible to this type of cancer. So, please make sure that you get your mammograms this month and even take a friend or family member.

I wanted to take this time to make you aware of the other conditions that need awareness this month as well: (and maybe a little something you can do to help support)

•National Down Syndrome Awareness Month - Gerber has chosen a child with Down syndrome as this year's Gerber baby 😊
•Eye Injury Prevention Month – follow up care with your favorite eye MD
•Home Eye Safety Month & Health Literacy Month – help someone learn to read their prescription bottles
•Respiratory Care Week (Oct. 21-27) & Healthy Lung Month – make sure your rescue inhalers are up to date
•National Physical Therapy Month – pull out that old care plan for mom and d…