Taking A Stand Against Falls
Approximately one-third of the elder population over the age of 65 fall each year, according to the National Safety Council, and the risk of falls increases with age. For older adults, a fall can cause debilitating injuries and may lead to a premature loss of independence.
Fortunately, most falls are preventable. Removing fall risks in the home and making lifestyle changes to decrease the risk of a fall leading to injury or even death are vital for older adults. The National Safety Council notes that seniors who participate in a fall prevention program are “40 percent less likely to fall and one-third less likely to suffer a fall-related injury.”
North Home Healthcare’s fall prevention programs teach older adults important exercise techniques that can improve muscle strength and balance to increase stability when standing and walking and reduce fall risk.
Contact us to learn more about how our fall prevention programs can help your loved one stay safe at home.