Joyce, a 70-year-old mother of three, recently visited her doctor because of what she calls "bladder trouble". A problem with bladder control is also referred to as incontinence. Joyce has cut down on doing things she likes to do because she has wet herself in public several times. She also leaks urine on her way to the bathroom and even when she coughs or laughs. Joyce started wearing pads, but she wants to find a fix for her problem.
Debra is 72 years old and lives with her husband, Gene. One night as she was getting out of the tub, her leg slipped from under her and she landed on her right hip. Debra was in intense pain and not able to get up, so she called for Gene. He called an ambulance who took her to the emergency room (ER). The ER doctor ordered an X-ray of her right hip. Unfortunately, the X-ray revealed a fracture. How can you help avoid a hip fracture?