Falls are the leading cause of death, injury and hospital admissions among the elderly population. According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), one out of every four Americans aged 65 and older falls every year.

Not only are seniors more prone to falling, but they are also more susceptible to fall-related injuries such as a broken hip or head trauma. Understanding why older individuals are at an increased risk can help family caregivers take the proper precautions to keep their loved ones safely on their feet.

Several factors contribute to the fact that seniors fall so much more frequently than younger people. Click here for Seven Reasons Why Older People Fall.

Lower Valley Care Advocates provides in home support to help support a safe environment for seniors in all areas of living including personal care, housekeeping and companionship. For more information, call (860) 767-2695 or click here.