8 Top Tips to Help Seniors Prevent Slips and Falls

Slips, trips and falls are responsible for a large number of serious injuries among adults aged 65 and older. Even the most healthy and active seniors can become injured or incapacitated by an unfortunate slip or fall incident, which is why it’s so important for caregivers, family members and loved ones to be able to provide assistance and preventative help. Recent statistics from the National Institutes of Health indicate that nearly two million seniors in the United States visit the emergency room or go to the hospital as a result of a fall every year, and many of them return home at less than full strength. If you have a senior loved one who may be negatively impacted by a trip, slip or fall, here are some tips to help you ensure that they remain safe and fall free. Remove Hazards from the Home Cords, rugs and clutter can cause falls easily, so remove them or find other solutions where possible. Take a day to collaborate with your senior on a cleanup/organization project, and you