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Coalition puts spotlight on fall prevention

12:34 PM, Sep. 4, 2013
Installing a combination grab bar with towel rack can help reduce the chance of a fall when exiting the shower.
Installing a combination grab bar with towel rack can help reduce the chance of a fall when exiting the shower.
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According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one-third of Americans ages 65 and older fall each year, with studies estimating that every 15 seconds an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall.

Not only are falls a medical issue, but they also are a financial concern, with the direct medical cost of fatal and nonfatal fall injuries totaling more than $28.2 billion in 2010. Falls even have surpassed motor vehicle accidents as the leading cause of accidental death among Wisconsin adults ages 65 and older.

These alarming statistics are just a few of the reasons ...

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