September 23: National Fall Prevention Awareness Day

Research shows that 30% of falls in the elderly population can be prevented through education and intervention. 

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Below are some alarming national statistics.

Impact of Falls each Year for Seniors

  • 13.3 million people aged 65 years and older fall each year or one-third of this age group. Most falls occur at home.
  • By 2020, the estimated cost of fall injuries is expected to reach $54.0 billion

Tips for Preventing Falls around the Home

  • Floors:  Repair torn/worn carpeting and linoleum. Make sure rugs are secured to floor. Remove throw rugs – if you must keep them, make sure they are double sided taped down or have nonslip rug pads. Keep furniture in its accustomed place. Replace shag carpeting with low pile carpeting. Clear floors and get rid of clutter.Click Here to read the full article

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