Falls Prevention Tactics Save Lives And Money

SteadyFinalCircle1Falls are among the leading causes of injury for people 65 and older and are among the most common reasons for hospitalization and doctors visits. Falls also pose a significant threat to being able to live independently. Falls can cause everything from minor cuts and bruises, to fractured bones and even significant head injuries. In the US, 1/3 to /12 of all seniors will suffer a fall, so all of us must take the proper precautions.

Read this informative article from the “Health Matters” section of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch to find out how you can keep your balance – and your health. Access article by CLICKING HERE.

For detailed information relating to falls prevention, visit the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services falls prevention website by CLICKING HERE.

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