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- Bathroom Safety
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- Physical Therapy
The bathroom is one of the most hazardous rooms in the home due to its slippery floors and hard surfaces. In fact, bathroom-related injuries account for almost 200,000 emergency department visits every year in the United States. Elderly people are especially at risk because of reduced mobility and failing eyesight.
If you have had surgery or treatment for cancer you are at risk for developing lymphedema. Lymphedema occurs when part of your body becomes swollen when there is a disruption of the lymphatic system. The key to keeping the swelling from growing is to know what to look for and how to treat lymphedema.
If you, or someone you know, becomes aggressive, confused, sad, or anxious each evening, you may be dealing with a case of sundowner’s syndrome. While it’s normal for those with dementia to feel worn out at the end of the day, some people can experience extreme changes in moods, cognition, and behavior once the sun begins to set.
As we age it's almost impossible to maintain our full independent health. One day you may realize that you're no longer capable of the simple things you used to do; such as buttoning your shirt, slipping on your shoes, or even retrieving an item out of your cabinet. Do you already have existing disabilities that hinder your independence? Fear of losing our independent health is a common thought that crosses almost everyone’s mind at some point.