Fall Prevention

Falls are one of the most significant reasons the elderly begin significant health decline. Care providers and families should be mindful of this and consider fall prevention. Complete a fall prevention checklist and consider changes to help prevent falls as well as devices such as a personal emergency response system in case you face an emergency. Did you know that according to the Consumer Product Safety Council, after the age of 65, 6 out of 10 visits a person will make to a hospital emergency room are a result of a fall in or around the home? And according to the America Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, 30% of people over the age of 65 fall each year. However, 40% of these falls are preventable. Does your elder need a walker, a cane, or regular assistance with movement? Be proactive!