At BrightStar Care Chattanooga, falls are a common reason family members or a loved one calls to inquire about our services.
June is National Safety Month and National Safety Month focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the roads and in our homes and communities. Falls place third in the Top Causes of Unintentional Injury and Death in Homes and Communities.
More than 29,000 people died in falls in 2013. Falling is the third leading cause of unintentional-injury-related death over all age groups, but it's the #1 cause of death for those 71 and older, according to Injury Facts 2015. The good news: Aging, itself, does not cause falls. Learn what you can do to help protect older loved ones.
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If you or a loved one has fallen or is at risk of falling and could benefit from in-home care assistance from BrightStar Care Chattanooga, please call 423.296.6640 to schedule a complimentary nursing assessment by our Director of Nursing, Amy Diamondidis, RN, or our Assistant Director of Nursing, Melanie Hopkinson, RN. BrightStar Care Chattanooga is the only in-home care provider in the Hamilton, Bradley and Northwest Georgia area that is accredited by the Joint Commission.