Falls Prevention Awareness Day
It’s the first day of fall — like it or not, the leaves will soon be changing and temperatures dropping. But this day has added significance, calling attention to a critical safety hazard in the home. Yes, the first day of fall marks Falls Prevention Awareness Day, which is well worth observing no matter what your feelings about the autumn season.
Fall-related injuries represent a leading cause of hospitalization in seniors. The best way to escape injury from a fall is to prevent falling altogether. Actually, many falls in the home can be prevented with a combination of awareness and preparation. Read on to discover what you can do to arm yourself against some of the greatest home fall risks.