Did you know that 1 in 4 Americans aged 65 and older falls every year? The National Council on Aging says falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older adults, responsible for emergency room visits, hip fractures and head traumas.
That’s why the first week of fall is designated as National Fall Prevention Week, Sept. 23-29. This year’s theme, Take a Stand to Prevent Falls, seeks to unite professionals, older adults, caregivers, and family members in raising awareness and preventing falls in the older adult population.
HELP Medical Equipment is partnering with the National Safety Council’s Omaha Chapter to offer a free fall intervention DVD, “Simple Changes Can Keep You Safe Where You Live,” featuring real-life examples.
Stop in today to pick up your free DVD and see firsthand our wide array of low-cost, gently used medical items that can improve seniors’ quality of life and independence.
Anyone living in Eastern Nebraska or Western Iowa is eligible for both our services: rental or purchase of medical equipment and supplies at a fraction of retail cost, and free long-term care planning.