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  • June 6, 2019 | Legislative Updates

    The VGM Live at Home membership community is well aware of the types of hazards lurking within homes across America – hazards that can easily cause trips, slips, and falls. Among the elderly and those with disabilities, falls are a very serious concern. Such so that the U.S. Senate’s Special Committee on Aging invites stakeholders throughout the United States to provide recommendations that will advance the goal of reducing the risk of falls and fall-related injuries. This is a...

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  • April 3, 2018 | General, Product and Service Solutions

    By Thom Disch The most recent statistics available from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) show that both injuries and deaths from falls are at record high levels. Injuries from falls continue to be the number one cause of emergency room visits, and deaths from falls have moved to the 14th leading cause of death in the USA.  Even with these startling statistics, most Americans don’t take the fall problem seriously. Whenever I talk with people about this chronic fall...

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