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According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) each year, 1 in 3 adults 65 or older fall. In fact 2.2 million fall injuries among the elderly were treated in the ER departments in 2009, of which 30% suffered moderate to severe injuries such as hip fractures, spine fractures or head trauma. 70% of accidental…
The thought of a loved one falling at home when they are by themselves is scary. Here are some things that you can do to help make your home (and theirs) safer. Check rooms, hallways, and stairs for tripping hazards. These can be objects like boxes, trash cans, toys from grandchildren and pets. Pull up…