We could state the obvious. Our passion about the health and welfare of senior citizens in their homes is because we love and want to protect the seniors that we know personally. And we could tell you that we have fallen in our homes and suffered injuries and that these experiences want us to reduce the risk that others will have to suffer the same pain and inconveniences, including hospitalization and physical therapy.
But the fact of the matter is that injury by falling has become one of the greatest health and economic risk for seniors in our country today. It causes more harm to more senior citizens than any other accidental cause of injury. The latest statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
People are astonished to learn that one out of every three seniors fall each year. Why is so little attention paid to the seriousness of falling? We believe that there are several reasons
Falling and fall prevention are not sexy subjects!
Yet, over 90% of senior citizens want to remain living in their current home. Injury due to falling will result in many seniors having to move out of their homes to assist living facilities.
Our aim is to shed light on this topic and help people learn about ways to help themselves or loved ones reduce the risks of falling in their homes. Simple modification activities can reduce the risk of falling by 25%.
As building contractors, educators and communication specialists, we want to help you reduce hazards associated with falling and help you create a safe and livable home environment for years to come. I am a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist as designated by the National Association of Home Builders. I have an Executive Certificate in Home Modification from the University of Southern California.