The Number One Thing That Causes Seniors to Stumble
Water-soaked bathtubs and hidden patches of black ice may be the go-to suspects when it comes to senior falls, but recent research published in "The Lancet," tells a different story about tumbles in long-term care communities.
Scientists examined video clips of hundreds of aging adults staying in long-term care and found some interesting patterns:
Caregivers can help prevent falls
Falling poses a significant threat to a senior's health.
Among the aging population, falls are the primary cause of hospitalization and death from an injury. About one out of every three elders takes a tumble each year.
There are some steps you can take to keep your loved one steady on their feet:
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