The primary cause of injuries, hospitalizations and deaths among the elderly are falls. In the United States, one of every three adults aged 65 falls each year. However, minimizing the factors that cause these accidents will decrease, and likely prevent, these incidents.
By Flora Tabaddor, MD
Corporate Clinical Director of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
To fall-proof your home, some factors to consider include:
Other ways to prevent falls inside and outside the home include:
Taking measures to prevent falls should be taken seriously. For more information, call toll free 1-888-238-4223.