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Fall Prevention

Independent Living Issue: Fall Prevention

According to the National Safety Council, falls are the most common cause of injury among American adults age 65 and over. One in three adults over age 65 falls each year, and 90% of the 350,000 hip fractures that occur in the United States each year are the result of a fall.

If you’re an adult child worried about Mom and Dad injuring themselves, several questions may be keeping you awake at night:

• Is their bathroom safe enough?

• Are their medications making them dizzy?

• Do they need a personal emergency response system (PERS)? How much do such devices cost?

• Are they just too frail to live safely at home now?

Article from Silver Planet

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