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Many of us are unaware that falls are the leading cause of injury death of people over the age of 65, and the most common cause of hospital admissions. 1 out of every 3 seniors who lives independently in their homes will experience a major fall each year. Of those who fracture a hip, 50% cannot return home to independent living, and as many as 20% will not survive one year. We will share numerous easy strategies that can be learned and implemented to make it safer at home, minimize the risk of a debilitating fall and increase your potential to remain at home and live independently for as long as possible

Personal Aid Nurse & Home Care Inc is proud to be the Brentwood and East County area’s “resident experts” in fall prevention. Let us share some ideas with your family, friends, company, organization, or group about how to prevent one of the most catastrophic events in the life of a senior citizen.

Did you know that:

  • 70% of accidental deaths in people over the age of 75 result from falls
  • We spend $79 billion in medical costs each year on accidents attributable to falls
  • 40% of all nursing home admissions are attributable to repeated falls at home
  • 1 out of every 3 seniors who lives independently in their homes will seek medical care for a major fall each year? If you are over 75, the likelihood of falling is even greater.
  • 25% of seniors who suffer hip fractures die within one year
  • Survivors of falls may experience debilitating fractures of the hip, wrists or spine
  • Falling, or the fear of falling, often times leads to loss of confidence, imposed isolation and immobility

As you can see, the consequences of falling are very serious to senio

rs and their families. We are very concerned about the effects that falls have on seniors. We routinely speak to groups, both large and small, about how to prevent falls. We have developed a dynamic presentation (ranging from 20 to 60 minutes in length) that we would love to share with your group. In this presentation, we share such things as:

  • The frequency and effects of falls among seniors
  • The most common causes of falls
  • Things you can do to reduce the risk of falling
  • What to do when someone falls
  • How to tell if you or someone you love is at risk of a fall


With each presentation, brochures, videos and other materials are available for each person. In addition, each senior will have the opportunity to participate in a free risk assessment. If you would like us to present this valuable program at your group’s next meeting, simply contact us.

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