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Preventing Falls

An older adult is treated for an injury resulting from a fall every 13 seconds. Common reasons for these falls are tripping over loose rugs, reduced muscle strength and medication side effects. Falls can be prevented by the use of a cane or walker, keeping rooms clutter-free, using skid-proof backs on rugs and adding additional lighting for better navigation. The National Council On Aging has developed resources to help reduce the risk of falls. Please click here to review the NCOA’s website that contains helpful tips, videos and programs on fall prevention. 


 

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