Don’t Fall For Poor Lighting

Control Wall Switch SensorFalls 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…

5 Reasons Why Seniors Should Visit a Podiatrist

Fhm 5 Reasons Seniors5 Reasons Seniors Should Visit a Podiatrist. Proper foot health is often overlooked but an extremely important issue for senior citizens. It is vitally important to maintain an active lifestyle. Seniors need to visit a podiatrist for a proper assessment and, if necessary, treatment of and foot or ankle problems to ensure good foot health.  Here are 5 reasons why. Nail care.  Many seniors suffer…

Footwear for Our Older Loved Ones

39552882 Fit Of Elderly Woman With VaricoseFor those of you taking care of older loved ones, you probably find yourself doing many things on their behalf: making doctor’s appointments, taking them to the supermarket or buying their groceries, as well as buying their clothing and shoes. All these tasks are not always easy, so we first want to encourage you and acknowledge the great job you’re doing! Now we want to…

Seniors: Reduce Your Risk of Falling To Avoid Injuries

Did you know that in the U.S. every 13 seconds a senior is treated in an emergency room because of a fall and an older adult dies from fall-related injuries every 20 minutes? (Source: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). This adds up to millions of injuries to our senior citizens each year. Sadly, many of these can be prevented with some thoughtful lifestyle…