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Certain conditions inside and outside the home may put a person at risk for injury. Falling is the catalyst for 40% of all nursing home admissions and causes $70B in medical costs each year. The human costs are even greater, as individuals, caregivers and families are impacted by a fall.
Here are some of the things you may want to check out to see how safe your living environment really is.
Do you have dim lighting throughout your home?
Do you have lighting in your hallways and stairwells?
Do you have throw rugs in your home that slide?
Are there raised carpet edges in areas of your home?
Do you wax the floors?
Are there extension or appliance cords in the walking pathway?
Are there objects lying on the floor or stairs?
Do you have railings on both sides of the stairs inside and outside?
Do you have problems differentiating between steps?
Are items put in places where you cannot reach?
Do you have to reach or bend excessively to obtain items?
Are there heavy items on the top shelves?
Do you have difficulty getting into and out of the bathtub or shower?
Do you have trouble standing while you are in the shower?
Is the toilet seat too low?
Are there cracks in the pavement or walkways?
Saturday, September 8th, 2012
We are excited that Giving Tuesday is coming up soon. It is a once a year event and is a perfect accent to the holiday season. Unbeknownst to the commercial world, the holiday season is not about who gets more for me, me, me. It is about that special feeling you get when you know you have really helped out someone you care about or love. It is knowing that the dollar you give today is going to blossom into a million dollars worth of relief from suffering for the people with HSP and PLS. Welcome to Giving Tuesday and we Thank You for your consideration.
When Clinical Trials begin in 2017 it may require as many people as possible for the Clinical Trial to be effective. If you have HSP or PLS, please add your information to our data base so we can keep you informed. We are missing a lot people's email address, so if you just want to add your email address. just enter your name, address and email and we'll add it. That way, we will be able to reach you quickly at a lower cost. Your privacy is very important to us. We will never share any of your information with any individual or company without your permission.
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