Expert Resources and Tools for Senior Safety

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That’s why Lifeline produces a variety of publications with up-to-date health and safety information. Browse our online library for studies, Seniors Safety brochures, Lifeline educational folders, and newsletters. Whether you are a Lifeline Subscriber, caregiver, or a healthcare professional – there is something for everyone. Click on the tabs below for additional information. Note: you will need a PDF reader to read some of the documents. If you don’t have one, you can download a reader here.

Falls and Fitness: For seniors, falls in and around the home have serious consequences.

Did you realize that:

  • Falls are one of the most serious health risks among seniors over the age of 65, affecting more people than stroke and heart attacks combined.
  • Falls are the leading cause of death due to injury in those people 65 and over.

There is some positive news…

  • Some falls are preventable. Falls caused by environmental factors (like fall hazards in the home) and from side-affects of medication can be foreseen and avoided.
  • Preventing falls and the resulting injuries can promote independence, by reducing or delaying the need to move out of the home.
  • Getting help quickly after a fall reduces risk of hospitalization by 26% and death by over 80%.

So what can you do to help prevent falls in the first place? Lifeline offers you and your family some practical advice:

Keeping active helps you avoid falls
Discover a variety of exercises recommended for older adults.

Fitness: A Key to Avoiding Falls

Discover a variety of exercises recommended for older adults.

Use this fall prevention checklist to make your home as safe as possible.

Falls: Reducing Home Hazards

Use this fall prevention checklist to make your home as safe as possible.

Fall prevention tips for your home
Discover the helpful tips to help you break the vicious cycle of falls.
Tips for avoiding falls

Falls: Understanding Falls Risk

Discover the helpful tips to help you break the vicious cycle of falls.

Learn how to safely recover after you’ve fallen by following these simple steps.

How to Get up From a Fall

Learn how to safely recover after you’ve fallen by following these simple steps.

How to get up from a fall
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Tai Chi For Seniors

Tai Chi for Seniors

Discover a safe way to improve your health.

A room-by-room guide to eliminate the most causes of falls.

How to Create a Safer Home

Use this room-by-room guide to eliminate the most causes of falls.

Reducing falls risk at home

Failing to take the proper medication at the right time accounts for 25% of all hospital admissions for those 65 and older.

Mistakes in dosage or forgetting to take the medication every now and then can result in a hospital re-admission or even admission to a nursing home. By taking medications as prescribed, you can improve your health, well-being and ability to live independently.

Taking Medications is the key to good health
Taking medication as directed

Taking Medications: A key to good health

Take charge of managing your medications.

Symptoms stemming from heart conditions can increase your risk of falling.

Heart conditions have symptoms that can leave you feeling unwell and unsteady, including muscle weakness and fatigue, lightheadedness, dizziness, shortness of breath, nausea, swelling of the legs, ankles and feet, and even fainting.

Heart failure self-management tips
Recommendations for better heart health.

Heart failure self-management tips

Recommendations for better heart health.