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Fall Prevention

FALL PREVENTION By Grace Smith, RN, BSN Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries among adults 65 years and older. According to the CDC, 2.8 millions of older adults are treated in the emergency room each year, from injury due to a fall. One out of five falls causes a serious injury such as broken bones or head injury. When an elderly person falls, they may suffer from a broken arm, ankle, wrist or hip fracture. Head injury can also be fatal from a fall; it is also the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBI). One of the main problems that we face when an… Read More Continue Reading