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Fall Prevention: Don't Let Your House Kick You Out!

by:
Gail Davies & Fran Scully (Author)

ISBN: 0-7414-3113-0 ©2006
Price: $13.95
Book Size: 8.5" x 11" , 133 pages
Category/Subject: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Aging

This book is a valuable resource for aging safely at home. Physical therapists teach how to identify and eliminate fall hazards and offer simple home modifications and helpful hints.

Abstract:
Are you at risk for a fall?

Is your home a fall hazard?

Are you in control of where you want to live?

1 in 3 adults over 65 fall each year. “Fall Prevention: Don’t Let Your House Kick You Out!” is a valuable resource for people who want to age safely at home. Physical therapists teach how to identify and eliminate fall hazards by walking you through an inspection of your home. Simple home modifications and helpful hints are presented. To be effective in preventing falls we also recommend the companion volume, “Fall Prevention: Stay On Your Own Two Feet!”

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Customer Reviews

  Fantastic , 03/19/2006
Reviewer: Kacie O'Connor
As a person who frequently consults and writes for this population and their caregivers, I found this Davies/Scully manual to be concise, readable, and, most importantly, gave the need-to-know information in an easy-to-follow manner. The authors don't talk down to their audience, but use their expertise in this area to impart their own hard-won wisdom and insight. Reading their book is like talking to an older and wiser friend who will gently let you know what you want to know. Also, very cute illustrations! Great for gifts and also great for anyone who's living in an older home--gives info on safety traps people might not think of.

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  Growing Older and Staying Fit , 01/16/2007
Reviewer: Fran Civile
The authors - two physical therapists with years of experience - do a very good job at describing the necessary adjustments that can be made to accomodate an elderly person's house or apartment. In her Special to the Seattle Times (weekly column) Liz Taylor comments that "the cost of one to two months in a nursing home or assisted-living facility equals the dost of updating your bathroom" The children of elderly parents can avoid a lot of heartache and expense by reading this well documented book. Fran Civile

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