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PREVENTING FALLS IN THE ELDERLY

Maintaining your health as you age can be a challenge. But there is a major item you can work on that doesn’t take much effort…preventing falls. Falls can be a significant cause of decline because of the high risk of injuries, such as fractures, lacerations, and head trauma. “Twenty to thirty percent of people who fall suffer moderate to severe injuries. These injuries can make it hard to get around and increase the risk of early death.” (CDC, 2012). Almost a quarter of elderly people (65 & over) who suffer a hip fracture will die within 6 Read More