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When Elder Falls are Close to Home and Heart for Caregivers

by Isabel Fawcett, SPHR
November 26th, 2010 at 1:26 pm

I’ve read and am intimately familiar with the Centers for Disease Control’s statistics and other information pertaining to elderly falls. Regrettably, I also have an unwanted bird’s eye view of elder falls by virtue of being a caregiver to my octogenarian mother. As I suspect many of my fellow caregivers might say if asked, I’d rather have been bypassed by life for the dubious distinction of having anything to do with such a dreadful and emotionally distressing statistic. Regrettably, I was not so lucky.

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