Here are some updates in fall prevention we’ve been following this summer.
Seniors may need new shoes to avoid pain, prevent falls – National Post
New research on shoe fitting for older adults: “Shoes that are too narrow or too small can cause pain, but shoes that are too loose can result in lower gait speed, shorter stride length, and an irregular gait pattern.”
STEADI (Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, & Injuries) Initiative – US Centers for Disease Control
Treatment guidelines for health care practitioners who work with older adults at risk of injury.
Falls and vehicle collisions top causes of injury hospitalizations for seniors – Canadian Institute for Health Information
New report on injuries among older adults.