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Falls: Prevention and What to Ask Your Older Loved One

by Bonnie Leko-Shapiro
Falls: Prevention and What to Ask Your Older Loved One

Falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of nonfatal, trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults. For many elders who have a fall, this is often the beginning of a deleterious cascade of ill health that will lead to trauma, hospitalization, decreased mobility, depression, and in some cases, even death. The sad thing about these statistics is that, for many seniors, falls are largely preventable.

It all starts with an honest and caring conversation with a senior to talk about the issue of balancing safety with autonomy.

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