Infographic: September 23, 2019, Is Falls Prevention Awareness Day

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shares some sobering facts and figures about falls among older adults:

  • 1/3 of people older than 65 fall each year.
  • 285,000 of these seniors will suffer a hip fracture.
  • 75 seniors each day die from the results of a fall injury.
  • Fall-related injuries cost Medicare and Medicaid upwards of $40 billion annually.

    Fall prevention infographic

We can't prevent every fall, but taking the above steps can reduce the risk considerably. If your family uses professional in-home care to support the well-being of a senior loved one, talk to the caregiver and agency about fall protection.

Right at Home, Inc. is a national organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for those we serve. We fulfill that mission through a dedicated network of locally owned providers of in home care services.