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Why Are Falls So Dangerous for the Elderly?

Conditions like heart disease and cancer are known for their severity, especially for older adults. However, another cause of serious health consequences for seniors has become more and more common over the past decade: falls. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in four Americans aged 65 and older falls each year.

According to Aging Care magazine, “The best way to prevent falls is to address and minimize hazards before they can pose a threat to an aging loved one’s health. Not every accident can be avoided, but taking certain precautions can extend a senior’s independence, help them feel more confident, and greatly reduce their risk of injury, disability and death." Safe mobility assistance would be key to these precautions.


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