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Fall-Proofing for Aging Adults

Fall-Proofing for Aging Adults Did you know that falls are the leading cause of hospitalization and ambulance calls One in three adults age 65 and older falls each year. Falls can lead to severe Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of injury death and are the most injuries and hospitalization and even early death. common cause of traumatic for aging adults? brain injury. These tips can help reduce the risk of falls and promote healthier, more independent lives for older adults. Understand the side-effects of your loved one's medications. Do they have side effects that could Install grab bars and place non-slip rubber lead to falls? mats in the bathtub and shower. Avoid the use of scatter rugs, Install and clear the nightlights. floor of clutter and cords. Immediately clean up any spills. lift. caregiving

Fall-Proofing for Aging Adults

shared by bigoak on Aug 14
The leading cause of ambulance and hospital call for aging parents 65 and over is falls. 1 in 3 elderly fall each year.


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