1 in 4 Americans age 65 and over fall every year.
Falling is not a normal part of aging, and there are many things that can be done to reduce a person's risk of falling at home. According to the World Health Organization, approximately 44% of falls occur in the home. Falls are the leading cause of injury for older adults and they can have a significant impact on a person's independence and quality of life. Seniors who are at risk of falling may also avoid certain areas of their home or choose not to perform meaningful activities due to a fear of falling.
Fall Risk Survey
Have you or a loved one fallen in the past year?
Do you or a loved one feel unsteady when standing or walking?
Are you worried about yourself or a loved one falling?
You or a loved one may have an increased risk of falling if you answered yes to one or more of the above questions. Grab bars and handrails, as well as other adaptive equipment, can be installed in certain areas of the home to help prevent falls from occurring by providing balance support during daily activities. Enabled Living installs grab bars, handrails, and other adaptive equipment throughout Metro Atlanta and North Georgia.
A Home Safety Assessment performed by our licensed occupational therapists can also improve a senior's ability to stay independent in their home. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you or a loved one stay safe at home and get peace of mind.