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Freedom Home Care- National Falls Prevention Day 2020

We stand with seniors to prevent falls in honor of the 11th Annual National Falls Prevention Awareness Day (NFPAD) now more than ever.  Sponsored by the National Council on Aging, NFPAD acknowledges that one in three Americans over the age of 65 falls every year.  With the current global pandemic greatly affecting the senior community, it is important that seniors do their best to minimize the risks of serious injury due to falls. Freedom Home Care and Medical Staffing, one of the leading and most respected home care and medical staffing agencies in the North Shore and throughout the Chicago
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Fall Risk Assessment Tools: What’s Your Risk

Older adults are at an increased risk of falling. With thousands of documented cases of geriatric falls every year, it is imperative that older adults and their loved ones utilize fall risk assessment tools to stay healthy and safe. Falling results in minor or fatal injuries, so it is crucial to have a solid understanding of the different fall risk assessment tools. These tools are readily available for the public to use to evaluate how much of a risk a loved one is at for a fall. Below details three of these necessary tools.   Morse Fall Risk Assessment Tool
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