Falls Prevention Awareness Day: Focus on Preventing Fall-Related Injuries

falling caution signNCOA (National Council on Aging) highlights the 9th annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day (FPAD), observed on the first day of Fall, or Sept. 22, 2016.

Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans.

Making some adjustments  in lifestyle can reduce the chance for seniors to have a serious event due to a fall.

Some simple recommendations include:

Check your home for loose carpet, clutter or electrical cords that could might cause someone to trip;

Be aware of any medications that could affect balance;

Practice caution when getting in/our of bath or shower, and add grip bars as needed;

Engage in an exercise program that promotes balance awareness.

For more information and suggestions on Fall Prevention, visit NCOA: 6 Steps to Prevent a Fall, and the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention): Check for Safety.

Wishing all a safe and fall-free season!


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