According to the CDC, the rate of death from falls in seniors is 31%.  Even more disconcerting is the fact that seniors do not know that they are at risk.  Many ignore the warning signs.  It is estimated that 1 in 4 seniors experience a fall every year.  The likelihood of experiencing an injury increases with age, multiple risk factors, and the number of falls a senior experiences.

Risk Factors for experiencing a fall include: 

  • Prescribed 4 or more medications

    Seniors and Fall Risk

    Seniors and Fall Risk

  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Low blood pressure
  • Slowed reflexes
  • Balance disorders
  • Weakness/tightness
  • Visual deficits
  • Edema or swelling
  • Neuropathy

 

If you experience any of these risk factors, and would like to learn how you can reduce your risk of falls, contact Alliance Senior Care at 248-274-2170.  Alliance Senior Care will complete an in-home safety and fall risk assessment.