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- 33%of the population over the age of 65 will fall each year
- Those who fall once are 2 to 3 times more likely to fall again
- 55% of all falls take place inside the home
- 47% of non-injured fallers cannot get up without assistance
- 40 percent of nursing home admissions are due to either falls or fear of falling
After a fall, caregivers and independent seniors face a difficult decision of modifying their home or moving to a safer environment. Both options can be expensive and time consuming. For those that choose to modify their homes, permanent wall mounted grab bars are the most common way to help seniors prevent falls. While these types of grab bars provide solid support for seniors, they come with several downsides.
- Wall-mounted grab bars are confined to walls. They are only able to provide support if the person using it is in very close proximity to a wall.
- These grab bars generally require a permanent installation. That means drilling, screwing, and more often than not patching.
- Grab bars can quickly make a warm home feel like a hospital.
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Other helpful ways to recognize Falls Prevention Awareness Day include distributing fall prevention brochures to neighbors; making sure senior loved ones have clean eyewear; encouraging the elderly to have vision, balance and gait, and blood pressure checks; and installing nightlights, nonskid mats and bathroom safety devices such as grab bars.
Why Seniors Fall and How to Prevent It
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