Falls

Falls are the leading cause of unintentional injuries among older adults, both fatal and non-fatal, in the U.S. and Vermont.

 The average cost of a fall in Vermont is $30,000. My goal is to help you make your environment safer, easier and more enjoyable by breaking down various activities (showering, dressing, cooking, etc.) that you do everyday and to determine what simple modifications can hopefully help prevent a fall!

According to the CDC, these are the 10 physical risk factors for falls:

  1. Weakness
  2. Multiple Medical Issues
  3. Difficulty Walking
  4. Use of Medications
  5. Vision Issues
  6. Foot Pain/Foot Issues
  7. Nephropathy
  8. Instability
  9. Dizziness
  10. Incontinence

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