Each year, more than one out of four people, age 65 and older falls, and falling once doubles their chances of falling again, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In addition, six out of every 10 falls happen at home, according to NIHSeniorHealth.gov.
Many older adults want to continue living in their own home as they age. It can be hard for you to agree to their wishes because of the risks involved.
To help your elderly loved ones live independent lives, especially if they’re going to be home alone for long periods of time, you should look into getting a medical alert system.