Preventing falls: Strategies that work

Preventing falls: Strategies that work

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Falling is a major cause of disability and death among elders each year. A fall is a very bad event for an elder. Often a fall seriously reduces the quality of life of an elder and many never fully recover from them. Falls are a major cause of elder suffering and an early death. But the good news is that caregivers can be a major factor in preventing falls in elders.

This article gives information and recommendations for a few, relatively simple, things that caregivers can do that are research-proven to give a substantial reduction in falls among the elders in your care.