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Brought to you by Tami Randel, Community Relations Director at Country Meadows Village - Assisted Living and Independent Living INSIDER -

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The threat of breaking a bone from a fall is common for seniors, and the healing time is slow and difficult, especially if living alone. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, one-third of adults over 65 years old fall each year many resulting in emergency room visits. Taking some simple precautions can help you prevent accidental falls and keep you out of the emergency room.

  • Medications that cause dizziness, fatigue, or affect your memory can contribute to the likelihood of falling. Have your doctor review your medications to prevent balance problems.
  • Keep fit! Consistent physical activity, such as walking, yoga, tai chi, or stretching improve muscle strength, coordination, balance, and flexibility.
  • Remove home hazards-too much furniture or debris that impede walkways contribute to falls. Repair flooring, keep walkways clear, and store necessities within reach.
  • Turn on the lights. A well-lit home is safer for seniors, for both security and the ability to see while walking.
  • At Country Meadows Village, we care about your safety. We provide 24-hour on-site staff to assist residents, emergency pull-cords in rooms, plus, grab bars and shower seats in the bathroom. To improve your strength and flexibility, we offer daily exercise classes including gentle movement, stretching, tai chi and walking groups for men and women.

    And, if you should ever fall and need assistance to recover, consider a short-term retreat stay at our home to get you back on your feet.

    Call Country Meadows Village today for a tour-we look forward to showing you how your golden years can shine.

    COUNTRY MEADOWS VILLAGE

    155 S. Evergreen Road, Woodburn

    503.982.2221

    www.countrymeadowsvillage.com

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