According to the CDC, falls are leading cause of injury death among people over 65. Medication, illnesses, and environmental factors can all affect balance and strength contributing to a fall. If a loved one has fallen before, data suggests that 75% of those who fall will do so again within 6 months. The amount of deaths from falls begins to increase at the age of 63 and dramatically increases at the age of 70.
It is a common misconception that falls among seniors should be expected due to strength conditions and balance. However, falls are actually not a normal part of aging and can be prevented. Assisting Hands Home Care can help your loved one avoid falls by offering fall prevention services to senior citizens in Dallas and Richardson, TX.