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How to prevent falls at home | Savvy Senior

 

Last updated 9/14/2016 at Noon



Dear Savvy Senior,

My 79-year-old mother, who lives alone, has fallen several times over the past year. Are there any extra precautions we should take that can help prevent this?

– Worried Daughter

Dear Worried,

Falls are a big concern for many elderly seniors and their families. Each year, 1 in 3 older Americans fall, making it the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries for those age 65 and older.

But many falls can be prevented. Depending on what’s causing your mom to fall, here are some different tips that can help...



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