Falls in the Elderly are Common but Preventable
Falls are unfortunately very common in the elderly. In fact, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year, one in four Americans over the age of 65 experiences a fall. While such falls are common – and becoming more so – the good news is that they also are preventable.
An ounce of fall prevention is worth a pound of cure. This is especially true when it comes to falls. It’s also why seniors and their caregivers need to implement fall-prevention strategies.
The risk of falling increases with age. Unfortunately, the fear of falling also increases with age – and keeps many seniors from staying active.
One of the best ways for seniors to prevent slips and falls is to build strength, balance and cognitive function.
At Parsons House, we understand the importance of caring for seniors and their families. After all, if family members are constantly worried about their loved one, everyone suffers. To learn about our options for senior living or to arrange a tour, call us 402.498.9554 or visit us online at parsonshouseassistedliving.com.