Monthly Archives: October 2013

Senior Falls: Facts, Statistics, and Prevention

Falling becomes an increasing danger for people as they age. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior falls affect one third of all adults age 65 and older - and that’s only among people who have reported incidences of falling. It’s estimated that less than half of those who fall actually talk about it with their healthcare providers. Considering the high probability of falling among senior citizens, it’s important to be aware of the facts surrounding senior falls so that steps can be taken to decrease fall risk.

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Patient Rights

Like it or not, you are probably going to spend time in the hospital at some point in your life. Whether in the emergency or operating room, the intensive care unit or maternity ward, knowing your rights as a patient is an important step you can take to ensure you receive quality medical care. But where to start? How do you find out what your patient rights are? Who makes sure that those rights are observed? We at Viva are here to help.

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