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    Aging Well Partners
  • Apr 23
  • 1 min

Safety

Safety

According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), 28% of Americans 65 and older report falling each year, totaling approximately 36 million falls with 8 million of those falls requiring some degree of medical intervention. Falls are not a normal part of aging, yet they are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries in older adults. Other safety concerns for older adults aging in place include improper medication management, inadequate nutrition and hydration and an inability to maintain the safety and cleanliness of a home environment (i.e., failing to regularly do laundry and clean house).

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