Fall Prevention Awareness Week

Fall Prevention

We at ivalueSafety.com want to share that September 23 thru 29 is Fall Prevention Awareness Week.

Falls are the number one cause of injury, hospital visits due to trauma, and death from an injury among people age 65 and older.  It is estimated that one in three older adults falls each year.  Falls among older adults is a serious issue, but research has shown that many fall risks can be reduced per the following:

Successful fall prevention involves the three main strategies of: balance training and physical activity; medical management; and, environmental/home modifications. Whether you are a service provider, an interested individual, a caregiver, or an educator/researcher, remember that a combination of all three interventions are necessary to prevent falls in the home and out in the community.

Are you concerned about a family member or friend falling? Are you an informal or paid caregiver? Do you want to know more about common problems that contribute to falls, and learn about simple steps to prevent them? Do you wish to learn about assistive devices or environmental/home modifications that can reduce the risks for falling?

This section of StopFalls.Org will help you with ideas that can help prevent serious injuries due to falls in the home and the community.

You can obtain additional information by visiting StopFalls.Org

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