Falls are all too common among older individuals living at home, and are often life-changing events that lead to severe injury, rehospitalization, loss of independence, and early death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in three adults aged 65 and older experiences at least one fall each year, but less than half of them communicate this to a health professional. The CDC also reports that, among older adults, falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries, and contributed to more than two million emergency room visits in 2010.
Fortunately, there is evidence to suggest that falls are not a normal part of aging and many falls are preventable in the older population and can be prevented.
A Wilton Emergency Squad, Inc. trained professional will come out and conduct a home safety audit and educate you and your family on how to best prevent falls in the home.
If you are in the Saratoga Springs area please contact us at 518-587-5590 today to schedule a home safety assessment.