As we age, our bodies go through a series of changes that can affect our balance and mobility. One of the most common and concerning issues for elderly people is the risk of falls. For a younger person, falling is not so much of a risk, but it can have serious consequences for senior individuals. Understanding the reasons behind falls and slips is important to support your elderly loved ones.

One of the main reasons that old people are more prone to falls is due to a decline in muscle strength and flexibility, making it harder for them to maintain stability. There are many age-related medical conditions – for example, arthritis and Parkinson’s disease – that can lead to an impaired sense of mobility.

Crucially, falling is much more dangerous for senior citizens. It can result in hospitalisation or a severe loss of confidence. As providers of alarms with fall detection, SureSafe is committed to minimising the impact of falls in the elderly.

That includes a collection of articles on the causes of falls and the best course of action when elderly falls occur. Our falls help section is all about finding practical ways to help your elderly loved ones when they need it most. Let SureSafe be your guide on falls in the elderly, exploring some of the reasons why falls happen and finding ways to protect your loved ones in the future.

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22 Apr 2024 Falls

Managing Fainting in the Elderly

What actually causes fainting in the elderly? And how can the risks be mitigated for older people? We answer all your questions in our simple guide.
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08 Apr 2024 Falls

Elderly Falls Risk Assessment: What You Need to Know

Read all about falls risk assessments, including how they work, when to seek one and what can happen after an assessment.
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08 Sept 2023 Falls

What to Do When an Elderly Loved One Falls at Home

Falls can be dangerous for the elderly. We explain how to handle an older loved one’s fall at home, including what you should and shouldn’t do.
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06 Jun 2022 Falls

Fall Detection Devices - How They Can Help Elderly People

As we age, our bodies become more susceptible to falls and other accidents. Sadly, falls are the leading cause of injury related death for elderly adults over the age of 65. In addition, the consequences of falling can become more serious as we age. For those who may be at risk of falling, opting to use a fall detection device can give them the confidence that, should they fall unexpectedly while alone, help is on hand.
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13 May 2022 Falls

Causes of falls in the elderly

As we age our bodies become a little more fragile and unbalanced. This can lead to an increased risk of falls, and also the potential for the outcome of a fall to be more serious than for those who are younger. We explore the causes of falls in the elderly.
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26 Oct 2018 Falls

How to prevent falls in the elderly in and out of the home

As our parents and grandparents age, their health may deteriorate and they may become more vulnerable to the risk of falling. Falls impact not only people's physical but mental health as well. A fall can knock a persons confidence, so how can we all help reduce the risk of falling?
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