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Fall Prevention/Home Safety

There’s plenty that today’s seniors and their caregivers should be worrying about, but falling should be high on the list of residents everywhere.

It’s something that the staff at Mary’s Loving Care  is aware of and is happy to give pointers on in order to help reduce falling or reduce the risk of damage if a fall does occur.

But first some facts about falling.

According to the National Council on Aging, 1 in 4 Americans over age 65 falls each year. Falling causes more than 2.8 million injuries that are treated in hospital emergency rooms, and 800,000 of these result in hospitalizations.

Falling has the risk of breaking bones and causing traumatic head injuries. It also is the most common cause of non-fatal hospital admissions and the leading cause of fatal injuries in older adults.

Although it’s easy enough to say that falling is just one of those things that happens to everyone as they get older, it doesn’t necessarily have to be that way. Or at least, there are ways to lower one’s risk and be careful in and out of your house.

Mary’s Loving Care is happy to discuss further ways to reduce your fall risk.

How do we protect our elders from accidents at home?