You have to hand it to the folks at the National Council on Aging, and their affiliated partners. They really know how to tastefully make light of a harrowing situation.
Long-term care operators have many good reasons to keep resident falls to an absolute minimum. Yet it's amazing how blasé we've become about the damage that falls inflict.
The 6th Annual National Falls Prevention Awareness Day will take place Sunday around the country. Its goal is to unite professionals, older adults, caregivers, and family members to promote public awareness of how to prevent falls, one of the biggest sources of injuries among seniors. "Preventing Falls — One Step at a Time" is the theme of the campaign. Organizers have amassed a bevy of information, including tips on staging an event and methods of effective advocacy.