Visiting Angels Manassas and Fall Prevention Strategies

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Not all falls have the same impact. Depending on several factors, a fall could leave a bruise or a fall can cause some serious damage. As the years pass by, the body requires more and more time to recover. Thus, falls become more dangerous as people get older.  To help seniors stay safe, Visiting Angels Manassas offers some tips to help prevent falls. 

Did you know, that according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 800,000 cases of seniors falling, in the United States, are serious? Yes, the cases vary in severity, but many seniors end up in the hospital because of a fall. Visiting Angels Manassas points out how some seniors suffer from brain injuries or hip injuries. When it comes to hip injuries, 95% of hip fractures, in seniors, are caused by a fall. 

As you can see, there are plenty of reasons why seniors want to prevent falling. It is actually pretty simple to prevent some falls. For instance, if seniors keep their homes tidy, and their floors free of clutter, there are less things to trip over. 

For more information, you may visit Fall Prevention at Home and in the Community