The 2010 Winter Olympics start on February 12th and we are sure to see plenty of spills and thrills. And though slips and falls are commonplace in the arena or on the slopes, they shouldn’t happen at home.
It surprised me to learn that more than 1 million people in the U.S. experience a significant slip, trip or fall each year. And an average of 17,000 of them die because of it.
According to the National Safety Council, 70% of slips and falls occur on level ground, by everyday people like you and me.
The risks of falling increase as we age. Annually, about 30% of those age 65 and older fall at least once, and 15% fall twice. Many falls result in broken bones or death. Of course there are risk groups among children as well. Infants are more likely to fall from furniture, while toddlers are more likely to fall from windows.
The good news is that most falls are preventable. What are you doing to prevent falls in and around your home?
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Don’t let slips and falls happen to your or your loved ones! Take stock and put together your Fall Prevention Plan today.