Fall Prevention

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ComForcare Fall Prevention HOME CARE

Each year in the U.S. one in three older adults falls:

Each year in the U.S. one in three older adults falls More than 1.8 million older adults go to the emergency room for injuries sustained in a fall each year. Falls are the leading cause of injury death, nonfatal injuries, emergency room treatments and hospital admissions for seniors.

The risk factors for falls include::

The risk factors for falls include: 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

Home safety issues that cause falls include::

Home safety issues that cause falls include: Inadequate lighting Lack of railings for stairs and bathrooms Objects on the floor Unsecured throw rugs Loose or torn carpeting

- Falls can be prevented – ComForcare offers free fall prevention assessments:

Review of medical history and medications Assessment of gait and balance Recommendations of resources to obtain home safety devices such as handrails and shower chairs Suggestions for removing hazards and improving safety in each room of the home Resources for additional care, if needed - Falls can be prevented – ComForcare offers free fall prevention assessments

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