Falls are among the top causes of both fatal and non-fatal injuries among American senior citizens due to how common they occur. People can lessen the chances of fall accidents from occurring by taking preventive measures to protect seniors, but they can still happen regardless.
Fall accidents can happen because of the senior’s physical health, poor eyesight, medications, chronic illnesses, past surgical procedures, environment, and behaviors.
People become less active as they age, which negatively affects their muscle strength, bone quality, balance, and flexibility. Any treatment the senior takes in can also have side effects that can keep them from keeping their balance.
Other things cause fall accidents, and people can know more about them in this infographic by Euro-American Connections & Homecare.