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January 03rd 2012: Before and After Seniors’ Falls: What Family Caregivers Should Know

Bob Pearson is President of Kimmel of Canada. Neila Curtin is responsible for oversight of the operation of the retirement home portfolio of Greenwood Retirement Communities. They say how and why they got involved with problems of seniors’ slips and falls, and how these influence their work. They discuss ways to prevent fail seniors’ slips and falls, explain where the risks are greatest at home and in facilities, and say what family caregivers should think and ask about. They discuss what happens after a senior’s serious fall, what emergency planning involves, and what family caregivers should

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Bob Pearson

Bob Pearson has been addressing environmental safety mainly at the industrial level since 1975. Over the years his expertise has been applied to the development of various products that are now available to the general public. Several government agencies have relied on him and his team to make recommendations to elevate safety and reduce slips and falls. Workplace and in-home slip and fall prevention is a major concern to him. He truly believes that by taking a few minutes to review, identify and eliminate potential hazards we can all benefit. He is now and has been the President of Kimmel of Canada for the past six years. Prior to that he was in partnership with his now 79-year-old father.
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Neila Curtin

Neila Curtin has worked with the aging population in many different capacities over the past 20 years. She has acquired hands-on experience working as an Activities Director, Marketing Director, Executive Director, and in corporate positions in the sector. In addition, she served as Executive Director of a home care agency. It is this experience that has given her a keen understanding of the difficulties experienced by people navigating the maze of lifestyle options available to the senior population. Currently, she responsible for the oversight of the operation of the retirement home portfolio with Greenwood Retirement Communities and is accountable for all aspects including labour relati
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