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By Clark Podiatry Center
September 08, 2021

Have you forgotten about your risks for accidental falls? September is Falls Prevention Month, and each year, older Americans are at an increased risk for this event. Do you know that 25% of older Americans will fall annually, according to the US CDC?

Dr. Brandon A. Macy at Clark Podiatry Center offers three quick ways to help your loved ones at home, especially our senior citizens:

Watch and listen
Have you noticed your loved one is having a difficult time moving around the house? Maybe they are in pain, or perhaps they are having a challenging time moving around furniture. Ask them how they feel and make simple adjustments. From adding nightlights to removing slippery rugs, there are ways to help.

Don’t miss appointments

From podiatry appointments to visits to the optometrist, staying on top of medical visits is important. Worsening vision and foot pain are among the causes of falls. Encourage your loved ones to schedule their appointments regularly. What’s even more helpful? Driving them to their appointment and joining them during the visit. Your presence can empower them to take charge of their health. 

Provide healthy food and exercise options

Who says older Americans should stop exercising? Now is the time to encourage movement. From water aerobics to strolls around the neighborhood, exercising is one way to strengthen muscles. Adding calcium-rich meals and snacks is also another way to boost bone health. Help reduce the risk of a fall and an injury that could come along. We want to see healthy, strong bones and muscles. You can help.

At Clark Podiatry Center, Dr. Brandon A. Macy, a board-certified podiatrist, treats various conditions such as heel pain, diabetic wounds, bunions, nerve pain, and more. The New Jersey Children’s Foot Health Institute is also part of Clark Podiatry Center. We provide exceptional service for patients in Union County. Contact our office at (732) 382-3470 or schedule an appointment online. Our office is at 1114 Raritan Road, Clark, NJ 07066.

By Clark Podiatry Center
September 08, 2020

Falls can cause long-lasting injuries for our patients, especially for senior citizens. More specifically, falls cause 40% of nursing home admissions. September is National Falls Prevention Month, and there are many ways to start at home and reduce the risk of falls. The team at Clark Podiatry Center challenges you to begin with one feature: lighting. Older Americans not only suffer severe injuries after a fall, but they may be ashamed to tell anyone about what happened. Let’s do our part to prevent a fall.

Why does lighting matter?

Poor lighting makes it more difficult to see. It sounds simple, but seeing a corner table or a slippery rug in the middle of the night can make a big difference. Whether someone is taking a midnight trip to the kitchen or the restroom, make it easy for them to move around. Home layouts look different for each family, so find a setup that helps you improve your lighting.

Where should I start?

Lighting helps in each room, but feel free to start with hallways, bathrooms, and entryways to main areas. Nightlights are helpful solutions for hallways and bathrooms. Some options only turn on as the room darkens; this helps to lower your energy costs. Small table lamps are helpful, too, but help your family avoid the dangerous journey of trying to find a lamp in the dark. Make things easier by using a light switch to turn on the lamp.

It is best to skip the telemedicine appointment option if you have fallen. Instead, call us at (732) 382-3470 or schedule an online appointment with Dr. Brandon A. Macy, a board-certified podiatrist. The New Jersey Children’s Foot Health Institute is also part of Clark Podiatry Center.

Although you may not see an injury, it is always best to talk to a medical professional, who will want to check for any fractures, bruises, or a head injury. Time is vital after a fall, so get medical help as soon as possible.

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