No caregiver wants to see their loved one fall and still, of those 65 and older, one in four falls each year. Although we have the data for our older population, fall prevention and reduction is not just for those 65 and older.
As family caregivers, we are always wanting to decrease the chances of our loved ones getting hurt; this includes falls.
There are some great things you can do to reduce fall risks for your loved one, no matter their age. In the article written by Chelsea Gilchrist, titled Family Caregivers: Part of the Fall Prevention Team. Actually, these tips are beneficial in your own life because, as a caregiver, who has time to be layed up with a broken hip or sprained ankle?