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Jun 17

National Safety Month! Week 4

Posted on June 17, 2011 at 8:41 AM by Kristen Jordan

Week 4 of Safety Month is dedicated to Slips & Falls

"Falls are one of the leading causes of unintentional injures in the United States, accounting for approximately 8.6 million visits to the emergency department. Adults 55 and older are more prone to becoming victims of falls, and the resulting injuries can diminish the ability to lead active, independent lives. The number of fall deaths among those 65 or older is 4 times the number of fall deaths among all other age groups."