Falls are common among the elderly. Reduced strength, reaction time, vision, and balance, along with increased injury and disease, can all contribute to an elderly person falling.
However, many more falls happen to seniors living in nursing homes, than seniors living in private homes. In fact, almost 75 percent of nursing home residents fall each year — more than double the rate for the elderly in general. Seniors are also four times more likely to die from falls and fall complications in a nursing home than they are at home.
Gloucester County Triad’s 2015 Senior Safety Fair was a huge success, with more than 165 seniors attending at Newington Baptist Church. Several organizations offered informational booths with useful information for the group, including GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys, Riverside Health System, and Gloucester County Community Education.
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Prevention, empathy, and diligence are hallmarks of everything we do at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys. Our community can see these ideals lived out in our work to prevent personal injuries from happening.
- Safety Education
GibsonSingleton launches a “Texts=Wrecks” campaign to reduce the number of people injured or killed by distracted drivers.
- Annual Coat Drive
During the fall, our team works to distribute coats to people in need in our community.
- Hands-on Service
John and Ken join the Gloucester Point Rotary Club in cleaning up the community.
- Supporting Local Schools
The Gibson family participates in Gloucester’s Botetourt Elementary Shuffle fundraiser.