Throw rugs, clutter, balance issues – even small pets – can pose a tripping or fall threat to older people. In fact, falls represent one of the top reasons for hospital re admissions. Listen in for some tips on how to create a safe environment.
With a physician referral, patients can benefit from the expertise of a physical or occupational therapist. They can help with getting proper nutrition, regular exercise & teaching good stretching techniques. However, some hidden issues like low protein or dehydration could be discovered, which can lead to more serious injuries in falls.
75% percent of injuries that need more than 24 hours of care, are caused by falls. While some falls occur on the job, falls can also happen due to cluttered homes, medications or even vision changes.