Archive for July 13, 2017
The risk of a fall as we grow older becomes increasingly high — and the impact of such falls is equally increased. As much as a quarter of all seniors in America experience falls every year and more than half of those falls occur in the home. Falls account for more than two million emergency room visits among elderly people every year; in fact, a fall resulting in an emergency room visit impacts a senior every 11 seconds. Mobility devices can play an important role in preventing such falls.
Dizziness and unsteadiness when standing up or walking around are the top ranked causes of falls among seniors. Mobility aids like canes, walking frames and other devices can help offer the needed support. Close to 7 million U.S seniors use such devices like canes to help them with their mobility; in the 85 and older