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Falling and the Elderly

Each year, one in three adults age 65 and older have some type of severe fall. These falls can cause moderate to severe injuries, such as hip fractures and head injuries. Falls are a leading cause of nonfatal injuries treated in a hospital ER department and a leading cause of admission to skilled nursing facilities. Falls are a major personal and public health problem that may avoided by those needing assistance for walking, ambulation, or transfers using the Grip-n-Assist belts. Grip-n-Assist provides greater comfort and security for patients and caregivers. XX

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