One of the most important elements of independent living and recovery at home is fall prevention. Each year, one in four Americans aged 65+ are admitted (or re-admitted) to hospitals due to injuries from falls. In fact, falls are the most common cause of hospital admissions among older adults.
Fortunately, most falls can be prevented! We encourage you to find and fix hazards in your home. When assessing your home, remember to look for these three main points: