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Tips to Avoid Falls from AARP

July 31, 2008


“Falls are the leading cause of death from injuries among older persons and the death rate from falls continues to climb. Each year, one in three Americans age 65 and older fall and almost a third of them need medical treatment as a result.

“One approach to avoiding falls is to remove obvious household hazards and add or improve simple safety features in the home.”   Tips (click here) have been recommended by AARP and the Center for Disease Control.

 

For more information on a medical alert service in the home, click here

 




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