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Preventing Falls – The #1 Cause of Hospitalization in the Elderly

Posted 9/20/2012 Categories: falls prevention, independence at home, caregiving

For seniors, falls can have serious health and lifestyle consequences. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC):

  • One in three adults age 65 and older falls each year; this increases to one in two for those 80 and over
  • The cost of fall-related injuries is projected to reach nearly $55 billion by 2020—CDC’s National Center for Injury and Prevention Control
  • The majority of falls take place in the home

“Falls Prevention Week” begins on September 22. To help seniors and their caregivers reduce the risk of falls, we’ve put together these tips on preventing fall injuries. Taking these simple precautions in the home all year round can help you or your loved one live a healthier, more independent life.

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Falls Prevention Infographic
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