Making the World Safer for Seniors

From As your parents get older, you start worrying more. Maybe your mother fell last week, and your father couldn’t help her up. She seems okay and so does he, but what about the next time she falls?

What if you found out these falls don’t have to happen? That might seem impossible, but virtually all aging adult falls are avoidable. Fall prevention does require some thought and effort, but it pays off. Of course, there are other ways for your parents to get hurt, perhaps while driving or cooking. These activities, too, can be made much safer.

This guide covers the common ways in which seniors get injured and how these injuries can be prevented. There is an emphasis on falls because they are the leading cause of injuries and death from injuries among people 65 and older. READ MORE

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