For caretakers and older adults, the risk of falling can be scary but, unfortunately, very common. According to the CDC, one out of four adults in the United States will fall yearly. These falls can be dangerous because one out of every five falls causes an injury, such as broken bones or a head injury.
No matter how much we do not want falls to take place, since they are so common, knowing what to do when a fall happens and how to prevent further injury is essential.
Here are 4 steps to follow in the case of a fall: