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Falling Prevention Awareness Tips


According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: One in four Americans aged 65+ falls each year. Every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall; every 19 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall. 

Falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of nonfatal trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults. Falls result in more than 2.8 million injuries treated in emergency departments annually, including over 800,000 hospitalizations and more than 27,000 deaths.



Fall prevention awareness is crucial to sustaining a healthy and active lifestyle as a senior. Moreover, if you work in health care, having people knowledge about fall prevention can help you and others in times of need.

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In This Episode You Will Learn:

1). The overall definition of what fall prevention is and why it is a cause for concern in seniors.

2). The different kinds of injuries that can occur during a fall and how it can go un-reported thus causing after effects that can be serious later on.

3). Why being aware of your surroundings and slowing down will greatly reduce the chances of a fall. Also, being mindful of your own movements will help with avoiding serious falls.


4). How keeping your body strong by exercising and focusing on areas like your core, back and legs will allow you to build good balance and strength for support.

5). Different types of exercises that will help build your muscles and core strong that you can do at home, anytime.

6). How using assistive devices like walkers or cranes can help with your balance and strength and tips on how to use them correctly.

7). How the fear of falling can affect confidence and ways to go about building up your confidence so that fear doesn’t affect your choices in life.

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Originally published January 21, 2020


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