Falls are more prominent with the elderly and can result in injuries such as hip and wrist fractures, dislocations, head injuries and can sometimes prove fatal. Falls occur for a variety of reasons including medical history, cognitive impairment, gait disorders and environmental hazards to name a few.
It is important to implement preventative measures to decrease the chances of a fall particularly for those who are identified to be at high risk. Such measures can include installing grab rails and safety equipment in wet areas, mobility aids and hip protectors and removing clutter and other hazardous items within the home.
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