Elderly & Seniors Safety Tips and Tools

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Expert resources and tools for senior safety

Education is an important component to living a healthy and safe lifestyle. That’s why Lifeline produces a variety of publications with up-to-date health and safety information. Get the advice and support you need from our expert resources and tools. Whether you are a Lifeline Subscriber, caregiver, or a healthcare professional – there is something for everyone.

Top 11 Elderly Safety Tips and Resources for You:

  1. Get healthier and more active with chair and seated exercises
  2. Use our fall prevention guide to avoid serious and fatal injuries
  3. Try these core strengthening exercises
  4. Get started with dumbbell & resistance band exercises for seniors
  5. Try our recommended 14 strength and balance exercises
  6. Keep your brain healthy and sharp with our fun games
  7. Practice yoga for seniors
  8. Exercise Tai Chi movement
  9. Create a safer home using our room-to-room guide
  10. Take proper medications at the right time
  11. Improve your heart health with our recommendations

Falls and Fitness:

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

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1 in 3 older adults will fall this year.

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The vast majority of all injury hospitalizations among older adults are for falls.

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. Furthermore, 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. Get the advice and support you need from our expert resources and tools. And you can be sure that the information we are providing is credible. We collaborate with leading healthcare professionals to produce trustworthy tools for living healthier and more independent lifestyles.

Chair & Seated Exercises For Seniors

Discover a complete guide to chair exercises for seniors

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Fall Prevention Guide

How To Avoid Serious and Fatal Injuries

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8 Best Core Exercises for Seniors

Try these core strengthening exercises to help you live life without fear of injury

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Strength and Balance Exercises for Seniors

Discover 14 exercises seniors can do to improve their strength and balance.

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Dumbbell & Resistance Band Exercises For Seniors

Discover the benefits and great exercises you can start with

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Brain Games for Seniors

Here are 10 fun games for seniors to enjoy. These games will help keep your brain sharp and healthy.

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The Ultimate Guide to Yoga for Seniors

Read on to learn three of the benefits of yoga for seniors poses you can do on your own.

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Tai Chi for Seniors

Discover a safe way to improve your health.

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How to Create a Safer Home

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

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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: A key to good health

Take charge of managing your medications.

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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.

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