Posts Tagged 'fall'

A Life Changed in an Instant: Preventing and Avoiding Falls

all Americans but particularly older adults must do everything they can to prevent fallsThere’s no alternative way of looking at it. As adults, we really need to avoid falling. It’s not just that it’s an unpleasant experience or something that is outside of our normal “operation.” Rather, a fall for an adult can range from the painful to the life-altering. And, for most, those consequences only grow larger as we grow older.

It’s a far cry from ...

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2017 Alaska Airlines Lawsuit Results in $3M Win for Plaintiff

family awarded 3 million dollars in Alaska airlines gate assistance lawsuitIt was nearly four years ago that 75-year-old passenger Bernice Kekona mistook an escalator for an elevator at Portland International Airport while traveling from Hawaii to Spokane, Washington. Ms. Kekona had an amputated leg and a variety of other health concerns, so her family arranged for her to have gate-to-gate service during her connection.

Gate-to-gate service is exactly as its name implies. The passenger is assisted off ...

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Let’s Talk About Falls

Leaves are changing, temperatures are dropping, autumn is definitely here. Fall, on the other hand, is something we want to avoid entirely.

Statistics and data on falls are stunning, especially when discussing senior populations. According to the CDC, death rates among older populations from falls rose 30% from 2007 to 2016. The agency extrapolated that data and has found that if current trends continue, we could see seven deaths from falls every hour by ...

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