As social distancing and self-isolation become our new normal due to COVID-19 and its many health risks, it is important that we all take active steps towards staying connected and engaged, even if we can't be near others.
Responding to COVID-19 isn't easy, but our team works hard to ensure that not only are our communities and centers safe, and that our infection control policies are followed consistently and correctly, but that we continue to nurture the mind, body and spirit of those we serve.
Everyone can benefit from staying active and connected, especially with people they love. To reduce loneliness and to keep the mind and body engaged, it is important to encourage seniors to participate in activities that they can enjoy either on their own, or with others.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), most injuries in the bathroom, around 81 percent, occur because of slips and falls. With bathmats, slippery floors, and hard surfaces, it can sometimes be difficult to safely navigate the bathroom as we age. Luckily, there are many ways to fall proof your bathroom to help decrease your fall risk and maintain independence as you age.
While falls may be common among older adults, there are many steps you can take to reduce your risk. One of the easiest factors you can control when reducing fall risk is your environment; fall-proofing your home can help ensure your environment is clear of any potential fall hazards.