Falls are the leading cause of injury-related death for those aged 75+. With winter in full effect, the risk of elders falling outside due to unpredictable environmental factors is extremely high and is simply not safe.
One of the best ways to prevent falls from occurring is by maintaining physical activity. With unpredictable weather, seniors can stay indoors and develop an exercise routine, which helps improve their overall muscle strength, balance, and coordination.
If you do go outside with a senior, plan ahead, stay safe, and be smart. #fallprevention #wintersafety