How to Fall-Proof Your Home

One of the most common caregiver questions is how to keep your loved one safe at home. If you are worried about them falling, there are ways to help prevent falls and approaches used to assess fall risks in seniors.Many people don’t realize that falls are the number one cause of injuries — and injury death — in older Americans. One third of American seniors fall each year, resulting in more than 2.5 million emergency room visits and over 700,000 hospitalizations annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Falls Among SeniorsFalls in older adults can easily cause injuries, and lead to severe effects on physical and emotional quality of life. The CDC also lists these dangers of falling:Falls cause most fractures in older Americans, which include severe injuries like hip fracturesFalls are the most common cause of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) — which can also cause severe and fatal fallsSenior women are twice

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