Modifying a Home for Fall Prevention

In the next 17 seconds, an older adult will be treated in a hospital emergency department for injuries related to a fall. In the next 30 minutes, an older adult will die from injuries sustained in a fall (CDC). With 60 percent of falls occurring in the home, it is important to consider simple home modifications to help prevent a fall and make a senior feel safer. Independence-4-Seniors provides free home safety evaluations and will suggest simple home modifications for fall prevention. We can then coordinate implementing those alterations and further help reduce fall risks by providing reliable, attentive, and dependable care in DuPage County.

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Web Resources:

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Facts About Falls in Older Adults
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide an overview of the statistics including outcomes, who is at risk and how to prevent falls.

Simple Home Modifications
Danny Lipford of the television show “Today’s Homeowner with Danny Lipford” shows a number of home solutions for safer aging in place.

How to Get Up If You Fall
This short video demonstrates the safest way for a senior to get back up after a fall.

Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) FAQs
A PERS provides an emergency assistance contact at your fingertips in case of a fall. Caregiver.com gives a detailed overview of personal emergency response systems and answers the most common questions about this technology.

 


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