Preventing falls is an important topic in senior care all year long, but in the autumn and winter it’s even more imperative. More than half of senior falls year round occur at home, according to the National Institutes of Health. However, when the weather gets cold, conditions are right for more outdoor slips. While general fall prevention focuses mainly on changing the environment by taking steps such as rearranging furniture and installing hand rails, autumn and winter fall prevention requires seniors to be even more proactive.
Snow and ice on the ground are obvious signs of danger, but many …read more