You can’t always be there. But we can.
All of us should be aware of any potential injuries that can happen especially if we have already reached the age where we can be already classified as a senior. More caution would then be needed.
The safety of seniors is always one of the most important things to consider in a home or a hospital environment. Like all of us, seniors are susceptible to any kind of injury but for them the recovery rate is much slower and they are frail in comparison to younger adults so the likelihood of disability or any serious impairment from any injury are much higher.
One of the leading causes of injury is falling. Here are some important risk factors to consider:
Health and Age
Environment and Situation
It is suggested that everyone including all family members and health care team involved work hand in hand to be able to reduce any fall risk. Here are some important things to keep in mind (in the form of a checklist).