The fear of falling is always on the minds of older adults, as well as their caregivers, especially at night when vision is limited. Cheryl Hepp Basham, retired project manager for the Jefferson County Public Schools, suggests using dusk to dawn night lights that switch on automatically, so loved ones don’t have to remember to turn them on. Also, invest in detection devices that can be worn around the neck or wrist. These are designed to alert authorities or loved ones if the patient should fall and is unable to get up on his own.
By Julie Engelhardt
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