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Fall Prevention Awareness Week is Here!

Author: SeniorBridge/Tuesday, September 26, 2017/Categories: News

From September 22 to 28th, SeniorBridge recognizes Fall Prevention Awareness Week.

As adults age, the risk for falls can increase considerably. The risk for serious injury as a result of falls also increases. Each year, 1 in 3 seniors has a fall that could send them to the hospital. Twenty to thirty percent of people who fall suffer injuries that can reduce mobility and make it hard to live independently.*

Because falls are more dangerous for seniors, it is important that special precautions are taken to lower the risk for them.

Here are some warning signs that a senior may be at risk for falls & some tips to help reduce them:

 

 

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