Shopping is my thing. I love to window shop, bargain shop and shop till I drop. However, this fun activity has taken on a whole new meaning while taking my family and elder clients shopping.
I have to ask, "Where's your cane? Where's your walker? Did you call in your prescription? Did you take your medicine?" And just getting to the car safely can be a worry. Winter can be especially dangerous with ice, snow and extreme weather.
I found these facts listed in the Salt Lake Aging Services Newsletter for January very interesting and helpful.
Fainting and Fall Facts
According to a recent study by the University of Utah and the Faint Clinic, the average cost of an inpatient evaluation for fainting was $12,640. The average cost of an out patient clinic evaluation was less than $500. To learn more about the Faint and Fall Clinic, please call (801) 213-2033.
Shopping can be fun again with all the right equipment. Shop till you drop, but please don't fall.
Published 02.10.2011 by Lynn Long 0 Comments