We wanted to share the below Forbes article with great tips on preventing falls in the home. Please share with your loved one to help make home a safe and secure place.
Older Adult Fall Prevention
Falls are the leading cause of injury-related death among people 65 and older. One-third of older adults will fall, many will be hospitalized, and some will die. You’ve probably heard the common story: A frail senior is doing relatively well until she falls. She breaks a hip, everything seems to go downhill, and she dies.
But many falls are preventable. Two articles, one in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). and a one from the Harvard Medical School, provide some terrific, low-cost, low-tech ways to avoid dangerous falls. I’ve […]