New Guidelines To Help Seniors Prevent Fractures

Seniors who reside in a long-term care home are two to four times more likely to sustain a fracture than adults who are of a similar age but live in their own residence within the community. Such fractures impede upon a person’s quality of life by making them immobile and may also result in early death. Unfortunately, it’s impossible to determine which frail seniors are at risk because seniors health may already be fair to poor, consisting of multiple conditions (e.g. dementia, poor kidney function, ability to swallow) that hinder their risk assessment. Tips for Preventing Fractures in Seniors When you’re concerned about this important seniors health issue, there are some tips you should heed. These include: Make sure seniors receive enough calcium and Vitamin D. Supplements are a great way to do this. According to Osteoporosis Canada seniors need Read More +