Fall Prevention: Steps to Avoid an Accident

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Why Fall Prevention Is Important

Falls are a major threat to the health and independence of older adults, people aged 65 and older. Each year nearly one-third of older adults experience a fall. And falls can be devastating. About one out of ten falls among older adults result in a serious injury, such as a hip fracture or head injury. Of course these can require hospitalization. Not only is there physical and emotional pain, but many people need to spend at least a year recovering in a long-term care facility. Some never return to their homes. Falls can be costly and most importantly, deadly.

Recent New York Times Articles on Falling

The New York Times has run a series of articles about the risk of falls among older adults. Fall prevention is one of the many ways to protect our loved ones. And the caregivers from Assisting Hands Home Care Potomac are trained in Fall Prevention. They would like the opportunity to share this knowledge with you or your loved ones, and help insure the quality of life that we all want to experience as we age.

Here is an excerpt from the New York Times:

Steps to Avoid an Accident

New York Times Logoby Katie Hafner

Fall Prevention - Steps to Reduce an Accident

Experts who have studied falls wish that people would take measures to protect themselves much as they do against heart disease or viral infections…
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