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Elderly plus throw rugs= Danger of falling

It seems simple, but one course of action can dramatically reduce in home injuries for our elderly parents or relatives.

Throw rugs.

That’s right throw rugs. Throw rugs usually adorn the homes of many or our elderly parents and relatives and can inadvertently sending them tumbling down, often times resulting in an injury like a broken hip that can hasten their decline in health.

The solution is really very simple. Remove the rugs! That way if a walker is being used to help get them get around the house it will not encounter the throw rug, and significantly diminish the chance of a serious life altering injury. Broken hips in our elderly population can lead to decline and even death, so why take a chance with fall risk. Get rid of throw rugs!

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