Many elderly patients deteriorate mentally or physically in the hospital, even if they recover from the original illness or injury that brought them there. Helping seniors adjust after a hospital stay requires adjusting to a new way of life.
While it is not clear why deaths from falls are rising, one thing is clear, falls are preventable. Webmd.com’s article, Study: Older Americans are Dying More From Falls, states that caregivers need to know that falls are preventable and encourage their loved one to talk to their doctor regarding their risk of falling.
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