While stumbling over your carpet may seem like not a big deal, tripping and falling injuries are an epidemic for aging adults. Falls are the number one cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among older Americans. The National Council of Aging states every 11 seconds an elderly adult goes to the emergency room to treat an injury due to a fall. Seniors are more prone to experience falls because of the weakening of their bones and mobility as they age. You can help your loved ones avoid this widespread problem by helping them maintain their health and removing hazards around their home.
The effects of aging can result in the weakening of both your mental and physical capabilities, which can cause you to have a higher risk of falling and experiencing injuries. So, maintaining your health as you age can help keep your body strong and avoid the dangers of falling.
6 out of 10 falls occur at home, according to the National Institute of Aging. Your loved one can feel safer at home by removing tripping hazards that could cause them to fall and by using senior care products. They can also modify their home to be more fall resistant such as implementing grab bars/railings, using slip-resistant mats rather than throw rugs, etc. Lastly, they should wear the right shoes that won’t cause them to slip. There are many types of footwear available for sale that are slip-resistant.
While falls aren’t inevitable, they are a raise of concern for older adults. If your loved one maintains their health and takes the right safety protocols, they can avoid experiencing the leading cause of injuries among seniors.
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