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22 02, 2022

Safety-Proofing Your Home to Prevent Falls

2022-02-22T13:37:23-05:00February 22nd, 2022|Categories: At Home Healthcare, Eye Sight, Falling at home, Hearing loss, Home safety proofing|Tags: , , , , |

  Safety-proofing your home to prevent falls is so important because about 36 million falls are reported among older adults each year.  Falls are actually the number one cause of injuries in seniors, and they result in more than 32,000 deaths.    Fortunately, many are preventable, especially inside the home, but you must take the necessary precautions.  To help you stay as safe as possible, FirstLantic has put together this helpful checklist so you remain safely in your home. Start by going through your list of medications with your doctor or pharmacist to review side effects or drug interactions that may cause dizziness. If you get dizzy or lightheaded when you go from sitting to standing, you could have Postural Hypotension. You can find out [...]

25 01, 2022

Aging Affects Vision Loss – How to See More Clearly

2022-01-25T12:01:53-05:00January 25th, 2022|Categories: Aging, Eye Sight, Vision|Tags: , , , , , , |

Updated January 24, 2022 Unfortunately aging and vision loss go hand in hand. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, one in three individuals suffers from some form of vision-reducing eye disease by the age of 65.  In one of our blogs last year, we explained the most common causes of vision loss as well as conditions to be aware of as you age.  It is crucial for seniors and their family members to be aware of the signs, especially since approximately 70 million Americans will be over the age of 65 by the year 2023. FirstLantic wants to make sure you and your loved ones are informed about how aging affects vision loss and can get help if necessary.   You can find the [...]

5 10, 2021

How Aging Affects Your Eyesight

2021-10-05T16:03:03-04:00October 5th, 2021|Categories: Aging, Eye Sight, Health, Vision|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Vision loss is a significant health issue among the elderly. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, one in three individuals suffers from some form of vision-reducing eye disease by the age of 65.  The most common causes of vision loss among seniors are glaucoma, cataracts, age-related macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy.  Seniors and their family members must be aware of these conditions, especially since approximately 70 million Americans will be over the age of 65 by the year 2023. FirstLantic wants to make sure you have all the information necessary so that you can spot the signs and get help if necessary.  Here’s what you need to know: How Aging Affects Your Vision Most major eye diseases and conditions are age-related. Research shows that 65 percent [...]

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