Independent Living Issue: Fall Prevention
According to the National Safety Council, falls are the most common cause of injury among American adults age 65 and over. One in three adults over age 65 falls each year, and 90% of the 350,000 hip fractures that occur in the United States each year are the result of a fall.
If you're an adult child worried about Mom and Dad injuring themselves, several questions may be keeping you awake at night:
• Is their bathroom safe enough?
• Are their medications making them dizzy?
• Do they need a personal emergency response system (PERS)? How much do such devices cost?
• Are they just too frail to live safely at home now?
Our Silver Advisors™ will address your questions and help you keep Mom and Dad safe and independent for as long as possible. Silver Advisors are professional geriatric care managers and other experts who offer problem-solving phone consultations on seniors' safety issues—fall prevention, home security, etc.—and furnish personalized written plans and recommendations. All callers receive a complimentary 15-minute consultation. Click Silver Advisors to learn more.
"As a once-skeptical consumer of phone counseling, I was won over by the Silver Advisor who assisted me. The breadth and depth of her eldercare experience, excellent listening skills, ability to quickly and thoroughly assess my mother’s issues, and provide essential advice was impressive. I found her recommendations very helpful and won’t hesitate to use this valuable service again."
—Brooke, Seattle, WA