Do you want to avoid hospitalizations for your senior loved one? We are going to look at how to prevent falls in the home as this is one of the top 10 things that lead to hospitalizations or even death among seniors. Here are a handful of suggestions: 1. Eliminate trip hazards within the home
According to statistics compiled by the CDC, one in four aging adults falls annually, but fewer than half inform their doctor about the accident. For that aging loved one in your life, these fall-prevention tips could be the key to a healthier, more active lifestyle.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), roughly 230,000 Americans a year get injured in their bathrooms, and most of those accidents result from bathtub slips and falls experienced by people over age 65.
Injured, But How Will You Recover? Imagine you or a loved one suffered an injury. It could be anything from a broken bone to something more complex. The hospital is ready to discharge you, but you are far from healed and you can’t fully take care of yourself. What do you do? Who do you