New Campaign Aims to Prevent Slip and Fall Accidents Among Elderly

by Staff Blogger | November 12th, 2012

November 12, 2012

Slip and fall accidents are the leading cause of injuries in the United States’ elderly population. In fact, 95 percent of elderly patients suffering from hip fractures sustained the injury in a fall, while the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says one in three senior citizens will fall each year. Also, slip and fall accidents are the leading cause of injury death for the elderly.

Knowing how dangerous these accidents can be, it is important that senior citizens do what they can to prevent fall injuries from happening. The Sacramento Bee reports the UC Davis Health System, in conjunction with the Department of Health, is promoting this cause by sponsoring a weekly program called Stepping On. The free seven week program helps elderly citizens prevent California slip and fall accident injuries by teaching exercises that will improve both balance and strength. The campaign will also evaluate home modifications that could potentially improve mobility for residents.

The two-hour program occurs every Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. at the Kiwanis Family House, located on 50th Street in Sacramento, California, until December 19. Then, a second seven-week session will begin on January 2.

The California Personal Injury Lawyers with Berg Injury Lawyers understand the dangers California slip and fall accidents can pose to the elderly. That is why the firm would suggest anyone who is or has an elderly loved one to consider attending this event.