Did you know that every year, one out of every four older Americans falls?
People over 65 are most likely to get hurt or die from a fall. Those numbers are twice as high for seniors who have trouble seeing or are blind. This is because not being able to see well makes it hard to understand the environment and other things that can cause a person to fall.
But low vision isn't the only reason why people trip and fall. Your overall body and the things you do every day also play a role. Knowing how and why you might fall is half the battle.
Here are some common reasons why people fall:
The healthcare team at Bridgeway Senior Healthcare is dedicated to helping residents stay healthy and independent for as long as possible and lower their risk of falling. At the Larsen Pavilion, the rehabilitation and physical therapy services provide the best care, whether it's for a week or two to recover from an accident-related injury or surgery or for a long-term stay.