According to the National Safety Council, approximately one out of every three Americans over age 65 suffers from a fall each year. Nearly half of these falls occur within the home. As you’ll learn in this video, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery explains that the number one location for injury within the home is the bathroom due to the combination of slippery floors, bathtubs, showers, and sliding bath mats. Additional causes for injury include electrical cords and obstacles along the floor. For more tips on how to avoid household hazards that could lead to a potentially dangerous fall, watch this full video.
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