The fall season kicks off a Fall Prevention Crusade to warn families to safety proof their homes to prevent seniors from falling.  Falls are the #1 cause of injuries, hospital visits, and deaths among those 65 and older. Despite what some may think about the older population, falls are not inevitable. In fact, they are largely preventable. That’s why Senior Helpers, one of the largest in-home senior care companies in the nation, warns families to safety proof their homes with a “Fall Prevention Checklist.” It’s filled with specific ways families and friends can help prevent a senior from taking a fall in or around their home.

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