Essential Fall Prevention Tips for Elderly Loved Ones

Senior falls occur more commonly than you’d expect. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every three adults aged 65 and older fall every year, many sustaining fall related injuries and complications. For individuals older than 65, these falls are the number one cause of injury and death—also the leading cause of nonfatal injuries and hospital admissions for trauma. Senior fall prevention is so critical because often times these falls do result in moderate to severe injuries, including head traumas, lacerations, hip fractures and falls are the leading cause of TBH (traumatic brain injuries). Falls also cause ankle leg, arm, hip, pelvis, spike, and hand fractures. As the saying goes, “prevention is better than cure”.

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