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Falls Prevention During The Holidays

December 16, 2013
The Post-Journal

When entertaining over the holidays, it is especially important when older adults come to visit to consider ways to prevent falls. While it is important for everyone to use caution and have a safe environment to prevent falls, older adults are especially vulnerable. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) falls are the leading cause of injuries among older adults. For the elderly, even if no injuries occur, a fall can lead to a fear of falling. The fear of falling can then lead to a limiting of activities, which can further debilitate one's strength and increase the risk of future falls.



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