By Guest Author Mario Trucillo Ph.D, Managing Editor at the American Recall Center
With a third of people age 65 and older reporting a fall each year and two-thirds of that number falling again within six months, falling poses a significant risk to seniors in their daily lives. In fact, falling is the most common cause of injury-related deaths in those age 65 and older and leads to the majority of their lifetime injury costs. Falling can cause traumatic injuries, most commonly hip fractures, which often lead to hip replacement surgery.
Fear of falling causes many elderly people to restrict their day-to-day activities, but drastic steps aren’t always needed. Many falls can be avoided by taking action to secure areas in and around the home, allowing people to continue to lead the lives they want to without fear.
For more information, go to the American Recall Center, at http://www.recallcenter.com/prevent-slips-trips-falls/ and visit the Build Better Bones blog at: http://www.Build-Better-Bones.com
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