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Elderly Falls Prevention

Elderly Falls Prevention on: 2020 Dec 14

Elderly Falls Prevention Elderly Falls prevention is a huge societal issue. It affects many aspects of society including health care spending and caregiver stress.  As a result injuries and effects from a fall can be very serious, both for the patient and the family involved.   Characteristics of the elderly Population There are some who have been able to maintain their mobility and strength and continue to stay healthy and active. Then there are those who are struggling with their day to day activities due to weakness and frailty.   There are also those who fall somewhere in between.  Those individuals who are either at their most frail or heading towards that level of function are at most risk of falling.   It is important to describe why the elderly are more at risk of falling than the general population. Elderly Falls prevention is extremely important for all of these…

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