Let’s Make Every Week Falls Prevention Week

It’s never a good time to fall, and for many seniors, the fear of falling is something that weighs on their minds daily. According to the CDC, approximately one-fourth of Americans 65 and older fall each year. Falls are the leading cause of fatal injuries and most common reason for hospital admissions among seniors.

The National Council on Aging has designated September 20 through 24 this year as Falls Prevention Week. Their website listed below has several great articles, videos and even a self-quiz to see your own risks. Please check it out and share with others! Falls Prevention for Older Adults

6 Helpful Steps to Prevent a Fall
describes common risks for falling and shows steps to make sure you’re as prepared as possible

Fall Prevention for Caregivers

If you’re a caregiver, this provides ideas to check out with and for your loved one:
6 Falls Prevention Steps to Help Your Older Loved Ones

How to Get Up from a Fall
if you do fall, this link shows how you can get up if you’re not seriously hurt:

Fall Prevention Awareness Videos (all on youtube) from National Council on Aging

Here’s the 12 Question Quiz to check your personal risks:

Falls Free CheckUp

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