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6 ways to reduce senior fall risk

Updated: May 23, 2022

  1. Make the home safer by decluttering key areas, improving lighting, and making safety updates

  2. Encourage safe, regular exercise to build strength, balance, and flexibility

  3. Get regular check-ups from the doctor and eye doctor to catch problems early

  4. Treat or manage vision problems

  5. Use properly-fitted walkers and canes correctly

  6. Wear comfortable, supportive, properly-fitted shoes and slippers with non-slip soles

Additional serious effects of falling:

  • Every year, 3 million seniors are treated in emergency departments for fall injuries

  • 1 in 5 falls causes a serious injury like broken bones or a head injury

  • Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBI)

  • More than 95% of hip fractures are caused by falling

  • In 2015, the total medical costs for falls was over $50 billion – and $12.5 billion of that was paid out of pocket

Mobility & More specializes in helping reduce senior fall risks. Contact us anytime to learn more. 704-821-7777



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