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Fall Prevention

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Each year in the U.S., one in three older adults falls. Falls can be caused by many factors, including home safety issues, problems with one's balance or vision, lack of muscle strength , etc.

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Fall Prevention

  1. 1. Fall Prevention
  2. 2. Fall Risks - Facts 1. www.cdc.gov/HomeandRecreationalSafety/Falls/fallcost.html 2. www.cdc.gov/HomeandRecreationalSafety/Falls/adultfalls.html • Each year in the U.S., one in three older adults falls. ¹ • Annually, about 2.5 million older adults go to the emergency room for injuries sustained in a fall.¹ • Falls are the leading cause of deaths due to injury, nonfatal injuries, emergency room treatments and hospital admissions for seniors.²
  3. 3. Fall Risks - Factors • Balance problems as a side effect of taking multiple medications • Vision problems • Lack of muscle strength or balance • Rising too quickly after sitting or lying down
  4. 4. Home Safety Issues Falls can be caused by: • Inadequate lighting • Lack of railings for stairs and bathrooms • Objects on the floor • Unsecured throw rugs • Loose or torn carpeting
  5. 5. Falls can be prevented. ComForCare/At Your Side offers free fall prevention assessments, where we: • Review medical history and medications • Assess gait and balance • Recommend resources to obtain home safety devices such as handrails and shower chairs • Suggest removing hazards and improving safety in each room of the home • Provide resources for additional care, if needed
  6. 6. A premier provider of private duty home care services with locations throughout the United States and international locations in Canada and the U.K. For a location near you, call: 800-886-4044 Supporting independence, dignity and quality of life ComForCare Health Care Holdings, Inc. 2520 Telegraph Road, Suite 201 Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302 www.ComForCare.com

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