Older Americans suffer from a great deal of ills. There is Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s, heart disease, and heart attacks, but older Americans suffer from an ailment that is difficult to predict but still has the potential for life-threatening injuries: the fall. There are statistics about how many times older Americans fall.
- One in four older adults falls every year in the United States.
- Among older adults, over 50% of all falls take place at home.
- Every year, over two million senior citizens visit the emergency room for injuries caused by a fall.
An older American who falls has an event that is dangerous and potentially life-threatening. With one in four older adults falling every year in the United States and most of those falls taking place in the home, it is pos (more…)
08 Jan 2018