Falls can occur anytime to people of any age. However, a fall can be especially dangerous to seniors because a senior is more likely to break a bone in a fall. And a broken bone in a senior can lead to a long recovery period and loss of independence.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries in people age 65 or older. One out of three people in this age group falls each year, and more than 90 percent of hip fractures are caused by falling.
Tips to Prevent FallsFirst off, knowing the reasons why people fall can help you learn how to prevent such an accident from happening to your loved one. Most falls occur because of:
Centrex Rehab therapists offer advice on steps you can take to ensure your aging loved one’s safety in the home. Walk through the house room by room and note where modifications are needed – the bedroom, bathroom, hallways and main living areas should be given the most attention. Centrex Rehab Therapy is on-site at Martin Luther Campus.
Room by room, here are some of the changes needed to help prevent falls:
If someone you know has fallen and is in need of post hospital therapy, visit our website at www.MartinLutherCampus.com/transitional-care.html
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