Medical Mondays: Preventing Falls Among Seniors
Falls are the number one cause of injury in adults over age 65. In fact, more than 1/3 of people age 65 and older fall each year, which often result in serious injuries, including head injuries, lacerations, and hip fractures.
While falls may be common, it’s estimated that many can be prevented. In this segment, you’ll learn about simple methods to help prevent falls, as well as where to seek care for someone who has suffered a fall.
Simple Methods To Help Prevent Falls
- Exercising regularly
- Vision screenings
- Having medications reviewed by a doctor
- Checking home for safety
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