According to the National Safety Council, Falls are one of the leading causes of unintentional injuries in the United States, accounting for approximately 8.9 million visits to the emergency department annually. In this blog post we would like to take a few minutes to draw attention to this growing problem and pose some simple preventative measures to assure your families risk of accidents stay at a minimum.
Most would be surprised the number of fall deaths among those 65 and older is four times the number of fall deaths among all other age groups.
We usually know of a friend or relative who has fallen, or maybe you’ve fallen yourself. Falls are the second-leading cause of unintentional death in homes and communities, resulting in more than 25,000 fatalities in 2009. The risk of falling, and fall-related problems, rises with age and is a serious issue in homes and communities. Take the time to remove slip, trip and fall hazards to keep your family safe.