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Senior Living Bouncing back from injury can be a challenge for seniors

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Posted: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 10:47 am

Every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall, according to the National Council on Aging. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports one in four Americans aged 65 and older fall each year, making falls the leading cause of injuries for older adults. From falls, older adults risk a range of injuries including broken bones, sprains, cuts, bruises and other kinds of pain and soreness.

Cecelia Fortune, a physical therapist at Springwell Senior Living Community, said these statistics reflect what she sees in her practice.

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