How to Protect Your Elderly Loved Ones from Falls

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that each year, one out of every four Americans over the age of 65 experiences a fall. More troubling, that number is rising. Thankfully, while falls are common in older adults, they are not inevitable. How to protect your elderly loved ones from falls

Falls put the elderly loved ones at risk of serious injury – or worse. Protecting yourself or a loved one from falls means implementing fall-prevention measures.

The fear of falling can lead to older people avoiding activities they once enjoyed. Overcoming this fear is important to remaining healthy and active.

Building strength, balance and cognitive function is an important way to guard against slips and falls in the elderly.