Learn the signs and risks of your senior loved one falling. Seniorly provides risk factors to watch for and how to take precautions for a fall.
The leading cause of death, injury and hospital admissions among the elderly are falls. In fact, each year, one out of three elderly people will experience a fall injury. Last year alone, more than 1.6 million older Americans visited the emergency room for fall-related injuries.
What are the signs that a loved one could be at risk for a fall? What can you do to help prevent one in the future?
Here are some common things to watch out for that can lead to falls.
If you or your loved one is at risk for a fall, there are steps you can take to lower the likelihood of having one. An important first step is to begin a conversation about what puts them at risk and how to prevent a fall from happening in the future.
Here are some additional tips:
Emma Rodbro is Seniorly’s Head of Product Experience & Operations. Emma’s passion for reducing social isolation in aging populations was undoubtedly influenced by her own experience as a teenager and spending time with her grandfather. Emma went on to earn her Bachelor or Arts in Public Health and Sociology from Brown University and holds a Master’s of Social Work from the University of California, Berkeley. When she’s not at work, Emma is a volunteer at DOROT, a nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing the challenges of an aging population.
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