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Freedom Home Care Stands with Seniors to Prevent Falls on Nationals Falls Prevention Awareness Day

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HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. - s4story -- Freedom Home Care and Medical Staffing stands with seniors to prevent falls in honor of the 10th Annual National Falls Prevention Awareness Day (NFPAD).  Sponsored by the National Council on Aging, NFPAD acknowledges that one in three Americans over the age of 65 falls every year.  Freedom Home Care and Medical Staffing, one of the leading and most respected home care and medical staffing agencies in the North Shore and throughout the Chicago area, would like to spread the word of fall prevention, and urge seniors to make sure they are with a companion to minimize the danger of falling.

While falls may be commonplace for a young person, it could severely injure or worsen an existing condition of a senior citizen.

Consider these facts:

• It's estimated that in 2015, more people in America died from falls than car accidents; and five times more were hospitalized.
• Seniors are 30 times more likely than those under 65 to suffer devastating falls and 3 out of 4 falls occur in and around their home.
• One in every 45 Americans 75 and older suffered brain injuries from a fall that resulted in emergency department visits, hospitalizations or deaths in 2013.

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• Every 13 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall.
• Every 20 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall.

Here are some ways for seniors to prevent a dangerous fall:

• Exercise regularly, like participating in walking or Tai Chi
• Test one's vision to prevent blurry eyesight
• Choose shoes wisely, such as avoiding slippery socks

For more information on Freedom Home Care and Medical Staffing, please contact (847) 433-5788 or visit www.freedomhomecare.net.

ABOUT FREEDOM HOME CARE

Founded in 1996, Freedom Home Care and Medical Staffing is one of the leading and most respected home care and medical staffing agencies in the North Shore and throughout the Chicago area. With over 20 years of service, and a team of over 1,000 professional and compassionate caregivers, Freedom Home Care provides in-home care options to fit the needs of any client. From full-time live-in care to flexible hourly assistance, Freedom offers services to allow clients the freedom of being at home. Offices are located in Highland Park at 1749 Green Bay Road and in Lake Forest at 289 E. Deerpath Rd. A Park Ridge office is planned for 2019.

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