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Assisted Living prevents falls In senior’s home
Approximately 25 percent of the population age 65 and older requires treatment for injuries received from a fall every year. In fact, falls are the leading cause of injury for people in that age group.
So, what can the average â€œseniorâ€ do to protect themselves from a fall? There are several things to consider:
- Keep Your Home Safe. A majority of falls happen in the home. To make your home more fall proof, you should eliminate as many trip hazards as possible.
- Make sure all throw-rugs have non-slip backing pads.
- Make sure all stairwells and hallways are well lit and free of clutter.
- Equip bathrooms, bathtubs and shower stalls with securely attached grab-bars and use non-skid mats or treads to help prevent slips and falls.
- Stay Active. An active lifestyle is one of the best of all possible ways to reduce your â€œrisksâ€ in many areas, not just falling.
- Physical activity keeps your muscles strong, helps maintain bone density, keeps you limber and flexible, as well as helping you maintain a good sense of balance.
- Walking, gardening and stretching exercises are all good ways to help maintain optimum body mechanics no matter what your age.
- Live Healthy. Remember, eating a well balanced diet, limiting your consumption of alcohol, which may interact with your medications.
- Staying active and getting regular health check ups can all help you avoid falls, as well as many other health problems that could keep you down.
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