Fully dependent on a walker to get around, and unable to navigate her front steps, May slowly became trapped in a space she once held sacred . . . her home. She watched her springtime flowers go without her loving touch, and her ride to church no longer stopped by to pick her up for Sunday morning service (a vital place of connection for her).
She was isolated and trapped.
THE STATS DON'T LIE.
1 in 5 seniors struggle with mobility.
In fact, it's the most common disability among older Americans.
1/4 of American's age 65+ fall every year.
The risk of injury increases with every fall. So does the fear of falling.
1/3 of falls for those 65+ result in injury.
These injuries are hard to recover from.
50% of these fall-related injuries result in death.
Sadly, many non-fatal injuries result in out-of-home care & rehab.