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  •  Elderly and falling are not a good combination. (6+ / 0-)

    Absolutely call the doctor first thing in the morning and ask them to make s house call.  From my experience, the fall usually isn't the issue.  It's the various possible complications after the fall.  In the meantime, keep an eye on her tonight.

    •  ALL OF US are subject to losing our balance (3+ / 0-)
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      Mr Robert, PinHole, FarWestGirl

      as we get older.  It's normal!  But, it's also dangerous. In fact, too often it's fatal when a broken hip or pelvis leads to immobilization in the hospital leads to pneumonia leads to death.

      Here are four simple balance-enhancing exercises for seniors

      If you are 50 or older, make sure you can do these, and keep doing them. They really are simple.

      “Social Security has nothing to do with balancing a budget or erasing or lowering the deficit.” -- Ronald Reagan, 1984 debate with Walter Mondale

      by RJDixon74135 on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 09:32:14 PM PST

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