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June 2018

Fatal falls are on the rise for America’s senior citizens

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Please help educate your loved ones and yourself on what can be done to help prevent falls.  Alameda County has a Fall Prevention Program with a brochure attached below to help with tips to reduce falls.  The article in this blog highlights the increasing dangers of falls.  Let’s together help reduce this rising statistic. Team Exceptional Senior Placement

http://www.acphd.org/media/151587/falls_manual.pdf

The rate of fatal falls among America’s senior citizens rose 31% over a decade, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2007, falls ended the lives of 47 of every 100,000 Americans ages 65 and up; by 2016, that mortality rate rose to 61.6 per 100,000.

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