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Keeping You Connected At Home And On the Go.

An ongoing series of information For Active Adults

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6 Steps to Recover From a Fall 

August, 2021

According to Statistics Canada, falls are the most common cause of injury among older Canadians. Every year, it is estimated 1 in 3 seniors aged 65 years and older are likely to fall at least once. So, why not ensure you’re prepared in the case a fall does occur?


Using a product like the Connect Care Medical Alert Button can help maintain independence while at home or on the go. A personal emergency response system can either detect a fall or can be activated at the push of a button to ensure help is on the way. While you’re waiting for assistance to arrive, do you know how to recover from a fall? Practice these 6 easy steps to recover from a stumble:


Step 1

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Connect Care Tips for Preventing Falls Inside And Outside the Home 

June, 2021

Did you know that more than 1.6 million Canadian seniors fall each year? Falls remain the number one cause of serious injuries in people aged 65 and over. 

 

According to WHO, “Falls may also result in a post-fall syndrome that includes dependence, loss of autonomy, confusion, immobilization and depression, which will lead to a further restriction in daily activities.” If you have an aging family member or friend, it’s important to encourage an active and healthy lifestyle to allow them to maintain independence for as long as possible. 

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The Health Benefits of Walking for Seniors 

(And How To Do So Safely)

April, 2021

There is nothing quite like enjoying the great outdoors, especially as the summer months approach. Beyond the major mental health boost, walking is one of the most effective forms of exercise for all ages––but especially for seniors. Walking, even for just 30 minutes a day can have drastic benefits, from improved heart health, to reducing arthritis pain, to promoting an overall healthy lifestyle.

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How to Choose the Right Connect Care 

Medical Alert Button For You 

February, 2021

In today’s day and age, seniors are more active than ever before. But according to Statistics Canada, this comes with potential risks, as falls remain the most common cause of injury among older Canadians, estimating 1 in 3 seniors are likely to fall at least once throughout the year. The consequences of falls later in life can be serious, resulting in hospitalizations, reduced quality of life, chronic pain, injuries such as hip fractures, and increased risk of death.

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