Fall Prevention


Fall Prevention for Seniors Begins with Pre-Planning

Fall prevention for seniors is most effective when handled proactively.

Falls among older people are all too frequent and may have serious outcomes. Taking protective measures is key in effective fall prevention for seniors, such as assessing the home for fall dangers like area rugs or other trip and fall hazards, insufficient lighting, and a lack of appropriate grab bars and railings. But there is a new strategy being strongly recommended now: making a fall plan of care, which, when utilized correctly, has been shown to reduce fall-related emergency room visits up to 40%.

So while we absolutely do not want to plan for a senior loved one to fall, we are able to be better equipped by helping the person take the following actions:

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