Few things put as much fear in the minds and hearts of the aging population as the fear of a fall that results in a broken hip. Many feel that such an injury will result in them losing all independence and spending the rest of their days in a nursing home. While that can be the end result for some, in many cases it doesn’t have to be.
The following article points out statistics, ideas for making your home safe to navigate (throw those throw rugs!), the types of hip fractures and the methods of repair.
Don’t let a fear of falling keep you from getting exercise. Remaining active (with your doctor’s guidance) to keep bones healthy and eating a healthy diet are some of the best ways to defend against falls and broken bones. Let’s do what we can to keep from adding to those statistics.