American Senior Communities is excited to announce the release of our latest infographic: Seniors and Falls: Recovery and Prevention.
Did you know that 1 out of 3 older adults fall each year? Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries like hip fractures and head trauma in those age 65 or older. In fact, the majority of hip fractures in seniors are caused by a fall. Seniors fall for a variety of reasons, whether from poor traction, balance problems, health issues or risk factors in the home.
After a fall, seniors will go through physical therapy in a rehabilitation center, where they’ll not only improve their strength and endurance, but receive information and education about how they can prevent a future fall. The home will need to be assessed by a caregiver and safeguarded so their aging loved one can live safely and accident-free.
Curious about preventing falls in the elderly? Check out our latest infographic and keep it as a reference for senior fall prevention for the aging loved one in your life.
Please feel free to share this infographic with the seniors and caregivers in your life. You might just help prevent an injury-causing fall from occurring to your loved one.
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