Lack of Exercise May Cause Falls in the Elderly

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Lack of Exercise May Cause Falls in the Elderly
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Falls are a major source of death and injury in elderly people. For example, they cause 90% of hip fractures and the current cost of hip fractures in the US is estimated to be about 10 billion dollars (Kato, Izumi, Hiramatsu, & Shogenji, 2006). Ensuring patient safety is one of the main reasons given for use of restraints. However, according to Jech (2006), the use of physical restraints is unlikely to prevent falls. Physical restraints, such as tie-down restraints, wheelchair belts, or bed rails are used to keep the patient safe, to keep patients from wandering off, falling, or if they are being combative. Also, it does not necessarily follow that using restraints in
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The best news of all is that the factors that influence our brain's capabilities are within our own control. So, if people want to remain mentally alert for as long as possible, there are explicit ways it can be achieved (Slesenger, 2005). According to Filho (2004) an elderly person who participates in various amounts of mobility exercise involving knees, hips, ankles, shoulders and spine for one hour sessions twice a week for six month had less institutionalization time then the elders who did not participate in the exercises.
Scientific research suggests that there are many ways to drastically increase the chances of having a healthy and alert mind (Stevens & Killeen 2006). Research has clearly demonstrated that physical restraints can be damaging both physically and mentally for residents. Theoretical Framework
Research has clearly demonstrated that physical restraints can be damaging both physically and mentally for residents. Therefore, the propose of the study is to explore in further detail if a patient in a nursing home had a regular exercise routine, would it cut down on the use of physical restraints (Stevens & Killeen 2006)? A significant improvement in function and independence was noted within the exercise group for Confusion and Behavior. According to Anderson, Corazzini, Porter, Daily & Colón-Emeric (2012) CONNECT an intervention to foster
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