Senior Balance Exercises Help Reduce Falls

By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via

Practicing senior balance exercises is important for people in the older generation to avoid falling and ending up in a nursing home or falling while they are residing in a nursing home. Please see Unfortunately, sustaining a fall is often times one of the ways older folks end up in nursing homes. A common scenario is to sustain a fall that results in a fracture such as a hip fracture or a wrist fracture. Part of the recovery after surgery includes time in a nursing facility to assist the individual in taking care of themselves. More often than not for the elderly patients, they just do not bounce back strongly from a fall and a trip to the nursing home and they remain there indefinitely. Recently, healthcare researches have gathered statistics on fall that occur within a nursing facility. Those numbers include:
Nursing Home Falls
• 1.6 Falls per resident bed per year
• 2 – 3 times greater than the community
• 50% of all nursing home residents fall each year
• History of falls in the last 6-months is a risk factor for future falls
• Major liability concerns Rubestein 2002, Ray 2005 4
• Requires a system-based approach to preventing and reducing falls

Senior Balance Exercises To Prevent Falls

Performing senior balance exercises on a daily basis is one of the best ways to avoid falling and ending up in a nursing home. As you can see by the above statistics, once an individual is in a home their risk for falling increases quite a bit. Researchers have found that stability exercises help to develop good balance reactions at the feet and ankles as well as strong leg muscles that help with steadiness. Additionally, performing equilibrium exercises in combination with balance strategies that focus on the sensory input from the feet and ankles helps to stabilize the older adult on various surfaces like hardwood floors, thick carpet or grass. Now, you can practice senior balance exercises in the convenience of your own home with the Exercise For Balance DVD that was developed by an experienced Physical Therapist.


Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVDPractice Balance Exercises At Home

    To avoid a fall and a trip to the nursing home, begin the best balance exercises with the Exercise For Balance DVD. The Balance DVD is designed for easy use at home or in a group setting. The simple to follow DVD is loaded with the best balance and strength exercises needed to enhance senior safety and to perform basic activities like walking, standing, stair climbing or to advance to high level activities like dancing and hiking. In the Exercise For Balance DVD, you will learn how to improve balance, balance techniques and balance routines from a balance trainer –licensed Physical Therapist– who has worked with balance and dizziness disorders for over 20 years. Get your copy of the Exercise For Balance DVD by clicking on the BUY NOW button

senior balance exercises

Stay on your feet by starting balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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