Fall Prevention for the elderly can save lives. Death in adults over the age of 60 often results from a fall, due to infection, trauma and immobility after a fall. Older adults usually suffer fractures of the hip, pelvis, spine and limbs, as well as skin tears, bruises and/or traumatic head injuries. A fall often leaves the person with a fear of falling again and cause them to limit their activities, which interferes with daily independence and mobility. For seniors, preventing falls is essential to maintain healthy lifestyle.
The cheatsheet lists many of the common devices used to prevent or assist patient in maintaining balance.