An older adult falls every second of every day, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The likelihood of a fall increases with age, up to 37 percent in people 85 years or older. So, it’s common to experience the fall of an elderly loved one. But what happens after the fall can dramatically impact your loved one’s recovery. In the aftermath, the daily life of the senior involves new priorities: healing and recovering, occupational therapy, physical therapy and doctor’s appointments. Meantime, the recovery process limits positive social interactions. Don’t let loneliness and loss of confidence creep into your senior’s life. These negative consequences are damaging to recovery.
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