Slips, trips, and falls aren’t fun at any age; but for the elderly they can lead to severe injuries or even be fatal. According to the CDC (a US agency), a startling 95% of hip injuries in seniors are caused by falls, sending a whopping 258,000 people annually to the hospital in the US. Sadly, one in five people over age 65 who fall and fracture their hip end up passing away from complications. While you can’t wrap your loved one in bubble wrap and insist they stay safely sitting on the couch all day, you can make little changes around the home to reduce the chances of an accident.
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