Just like the Boy Scouts, we all need to “Be Prepared.” Each June, the National Safety Council sponsors National Safety Month and encourages people to reduce risks in their surroundings.
The overall theme for National Safety Month is “Safety: It takes all of us” and the idea behind it is continuous risk reduction. The National Safety Council states, “A successful safety program depends on spotting hazards early, evaluating their risk and removing or controlling them before harm is done. A little effort today has the potential to prevent tragedy tomorrow.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls are the leading cause of death and injuries in Americans over the age of 65:
There are many ways to prevent falls in the older population, in addition to make changes in and around the home. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people should consider these measures to also reduce their risk of falls:
Safety requires regular assessments of one’s current abilities and their surroundings. Talk with a loved one today about your safety concerns.
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