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Fall Prevention Month–Help Your Senior Loved One Prevent a Fall

September is Fall Prevention Month! Adult Alternative Home Care gave out non-slip socks alongside this witty quote to our referral partners, just to remind them of how effective home care services can be when it comes to fall prevention!

The month of September is nationally recognized as Fall Prevention Month and the week of September 17-23 has been recognized as Falls Prevention Awareness Week.
Older Adults and children are at greater risk of injury from a fall. Many falls can be prevented with parents and caregivers playing a big role. Falls cause unintentional death and really serious injury. Falls can cause brain injuries or very traumatic hip injuries. Adults that are taking care of their overall health can reduce their risk of falling.

Tips to help Prevent Falls
• Find a good balance and exercise program
• Talk with your health care provider
• Regularly review your medications with your doctor
• Get your vision and hearing checked annually and update your eyeglasses
• Keep your home safe
• Talk to your family members

If you or an aging loved on needs home care assistance in Elizabeth, NJ, please call Adult Alternative Home Care at 908-590-1759.

Lorraine Arkaifie, MSN, AGPCNP-BC

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