Identify and fix the highest risk areas in the home first
Falls are a leading cause of loss of independence for seniors; and they fall at an alarmingly high rate. In fact, more than 1 in 4 older adults falls each year, often causing serious injury. And after someone falls once, the chance that they’ll fall again doubles.
We found a handy infographic that sums up key facts about senior fall risk and breaks down where in the house an older adult is most likely to fall.
It’s best to make sure their entire home is safe, but that can take time. This picture helps you focus on the most dangerous areas so you can make those safety updates first – the stairs and the bathroom.
See the most common causes of senior falls to quickly reduce your older adult’s fall risk.
By DailyCaring Editorial Team
Infographic source: Safe Smart Living
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