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Fall prevention important for elderly over 65

Posted on Monday, September 26th, 2011 at 4:31 pm    

For Floridians that are over the age of 65, falls are a top cause of injury and death. According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, nearly one third of all Americans over age 65 suffer a fall each year. This is why it is important to make sure that all caregivers are aware of the best ways to prevent these falls.

Another estimate from the CDC shows that there are nearly 1,800 people in nursing homes that are killed each year from injuries from falling.

Statistics from the Florida Health Department show that in 2009, there were nearly 1,714 falls that lead to death and 42,754 were hospitalized from falls. Because of the severity of the issue, a Statewide Senior Falls Prevention Coalition has now been formed and just had their first meeting.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident, you need experienced representation on your side. contact the Fort Lauderdale slip and fall lawyers of Winston Law Firm, by calling 954-475-9666 today.