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Take a Step Toward Preventing Falls (An Elder Law Today Blog)

by Dedra Jize, OT, CSA Geriatric Care Manager, Law Offices of Roy W. Litherland A trip or stumble can easily become a fall to the ground for an older adult, which can have devastating consequences physically, emotionally, and financially. Fall statistics have improved over the years for older adults aged 65+, but they are still unacceptable as one-fourth of older adults will fall each year. The unsettling fact is that a senior falls every 11 seconds resulting in a trip to the emergency room, and many of those will be hospitalized (National Council on Aging, 2017). What can you do [Read more…] The post Take a Step Toward Preventing Falls (An Elder Law Today Blog) appeared first on Law Office of Roy W. Litherland.