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Fall Prevention

This week we welcome the first day of Fall, as well as National Falls Prevention Day. The day focuses on preventing falls among the aging population by creating awareness of risks and providing solutions to reducing those risks. 

Falls are the leading cause of injury and death among seniors, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of three adults aged 65 and older will suffer a fall each year. Broken hips, head trauma, and other debilitating injuries can be the result of a fall, as well as conditions endured immediately following while lying helpless awaiting assistance. Home Helpers' Fall Prevention Checklist is a great resource for assessing possible fall risks and includes ways to reduce those risks. The checklist takes only a few moments to go through, and it could save your loved one's life.  

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