Maintaining Balance, Strength & Mobility As We Age
November 18, 2020
Hosted by Phyllis Ayman, MS/SLP, CDP, CADDCT, CDCM, CMDCP
The physical changes inherent to the effects of aging on the body can reduce autonomy and functional independence which may directly or indirectly lead to falls. Older adults have a high susceptibility to fall-related injuries and the root cause of many of these falls are reduced balance, muscle weakness and reduced mobility. In the United States this results in direct medical costs of 6 to 8 billion dollars per year. . More than 300,000 people are hospitalized each year from fall related injuries: broken hips, fractured shoulders or wrists which contribute to a reduced quality of life. Of those who are 70 years and older, approximately 32%-42% fall each year and many experience recurrent falls. Learn strategies you can use from an accomplished physical therapy professional who has dedicated her entire career to helping older adults in the home, community and long term care settings to improve their physical function in order to reduce and avoid falls.
Seniors STRAIGHT Talk
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Seniors STRAIGHT Talk, formerly Voices For Eldercare Advocacy, is rebranding with expanded content and topics. The podcast will continue to highlight the all-important relevant issues for seniors, their families, loved ones and the population at large, who ultimately are our future selves. Through informative and engaging conversations with thought leaders, professionals, and individuals who share their experiences, listeners will gain insights and information that will be meaningful for their everyday lives. Phyllis’ expertise captures the essence of the topic of the day and translates it into relevant discussion that provides insight into everyday problems. As we transition into elderhood, which Phyllis calls the third act of life, seniors are entitled to have a quality and fulfilling life with dignity, respect and purpose no matter the age, condition or living environment. Seniors STRAIGHT Talk is available to listen and download on all your favorite podcast platforms.
Phyllis Ayman, MS/SLP, CDP, CADDCT, CDCM, CMDCP
Phyllis Ayman, host of Seniors Straight Talk, is a speech and language pathologist, certified dementia practitioner, trainer, and best-selling author who’s dedicated to improving quality life and quality care for older adults in our families, communities and nursing home residents. She’s best known for her communication skills, empathy, unwavering high standards, and believes strongly that care treatment of older adults is a direct reflection of society’s attitudes towards adults the elder years of their lives. She’s passionate about meeting the needs of our culturally diverse senior population and understands the root causes faced by nursing home residents after working in 50 nursing homes. Phyllis is passionate about teaching what she learned from helping your parents to how she can help you. Phyllis is an accomplished author and featured speaker and an accomplished trainer for both the public and private sector. Her latest book Dignity and Respect: Are Our Aging Parents Getting What They Deserve? became an instant Amazon bestseller. She’s published several articles and courses for healthcare workers and caregivers and holds a trademark for the word “IMpathy” (tm).
Phyllis serves as a board member of the Massachusetts Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, is an advisory board member to Olive Community Services based in Los Angeles, California and served as a member of the COVID19 National Health Care Coalition.