Falls are a significant public safety concern, no matter the season.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, millions of Americans 65 years and older fall each year. Head injuries and hip fractures are among the most common types of injuries sustained in a fall.
Here at Mary Free Bed, fall prevention is a primary focus for all patients — not just those who have experienced a fall. With temperatures dropping and winter weather on the way, health care professionals encourage you to consider your own fall risk.