Maria Joseph Continuing Care Community

Living well
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Tips to enjoy your best years.
by Dawn Orzehowski
Maria Joseph Continuing Care Community
GETTING UP FROM YOUR CHAIR
Falls pose a particular risk for seniors, one in three of whom falls each year. Most concerning is the fact that one in five of these falls results in a serious injury. With this in mind, you might want to assess your risk of falling, especially if you have already exp erie nced a fall or two. If so, you should know that a simple test known as the "chair stand" is the strongest predictor of future falls. To perform this test, you need only sit in a straight-backed chair and rise to a standing position without using your arms. Taking longer than 16.7 seconds to complete five chair stands is an indication that you are at increased risk of falls.
PS. Chronic joint pain, particularly in the neck and back, can increase seniors' risk of falling by hampering their mobility and/or compromising their balance.
Maria Joseph
Continuing Care Community
Since 1962
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570-271-1000
MariaJoseph Continuing Care Community
93 Tower View Cr. Danville
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