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Bathroom Safety: Organization is Only the Start

Elder Care Merced CA - Bathroom Safety: Organization is Only the Start

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Bathroom Safety: Organization is Only the Start

The CDC reports that 25 percent of elders in America fall at least once in the span of a year. In 2008, the CDC reported that more than 230,000 of all falls among people over the age of 15 occurred in the bathroom. Most of these falls happened in or near the bathtub, shower, or toilet.

Keep your parent safe. When an elderly person falls, not only are broken bones possible, but there’s the risk of serious injury to the head. If your parent’s on a blood thinner, there’s the risk of excessive blood loss.

Here are tips on getting the bathroom organized and set up to help prevent falls.

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