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Senior Safety

The number one PREVENTABLE INJURY in our community is injury caused by seniors falling while at home.

Among older adults, falls are a serious public health problem. In the United States, one of every three persons over age 65 falls each year and two-thirds of those who fall do so again within six months. Among people age 65 and older, falls are the leading cause of injury deaths and serious injuries. Among seniors with osteoporosis, falls can cause devastating injuries such as hip fractures; 75%–80% of hip fractures are sustained by women. Half of all older adults hospitalized for hip fracture cannot return home or live independently after their injuries.

HOME HELPER VISIT:

If you would like to schedule a FREE in-home visit, contact us at 378-5152 Extension 3 or by email at prevention@sanjuanems.org.