With the first day of Fall (and the aptly designated Falls Prevention Day) occurring this past Friday we decided to take this week to go over some tips to help prevent falls!
The Necessity of Preventing Falls
According to the CDC, one out of every five falls causes a serious injury such as broken bones, fractured hip, or a head injury. And for seniors, over 800,000 patients a year are hospitalized due to a fall injury.
As we age, physical changes and health conditions can make falls more likely, but does not need to incite fear. Instead, educate yourself with tips on how to prevent falls. Or as I like to put it: B.R.A.C.E yourself!
Fall Prevention Tips
Preventing Falls = Preventing Injuries
Preventing falls means preventing injury. By using and following fall prevention techniques you are taking control of your health. Remember that these are not the only fall prevention tips, and this is not a singular journey! Talk to your doctor, and involve your family and friends. Working together can help everyone stay safe!