There are few people who are unfamiliar with the phrase “Help! I’ve fallen and can’t get up!” While both corny and ridiculously dramatized, that Life Call commercial from the 80s resonates with a very serious issue facing the senior citizens of America One-fourth of older adults suffers a fall every year in the United States. Two million senior citizens are admitted into emergency rooms for fall-related injuries every year. Falls are the leading cause of death and injury among seniors.
Falls are often linked to issues with mobility. Two of the most common causes of falls unsteadiness and dizziness when walking or standing. Reduced flexibility, health conditions and surgeries can all limit one’s ability to move. For instance, more than one-fifth, or 22.3 percent, of cane users link their limited mobility to Continue Reading