Falls Are Serious and Costly

  • One out of five falls causes a serious injury such as broken bones or a head injury.
  • Each year, 3 million older people are treated in emergency departments for fall injuries.
  • Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBI).
  • In 2015, the total medical costs for falls totaled more than $50 billion.
  • Medicare and Medicaid shouldered 75% of these costs.

Who We Are: Silver Spaces is a leading software company dedicated to improving the safety, security, and overall well-being of the elderly within their homes. Our mission is to empower caregivers, healthcare providers, and families to provide the best possible care by offering comprehensive home assessment tools and technology-driven solutions.

A Silver Spaces Senior Home Safety Assessment addresses these critical trip/fall related causes. A simple solution to a critical issue for older adults.

Environmental Hazards:

  • Uneven surfaces: Irregularities in walking surfaces, such as uneven sidewalks, carpets, or flooring, can lead to tripping.
    • Clutter: Objects or obstacles in walkways, like scattered toys, cables, or furniture, can pose a tripping risk.
    • Poor lighting: Insufficient lighting in areas where people walk can contribute to trips and falls, especially in dimly lit or poorly illuminated spaces.
    • Lack of attention to obstructed walking paths: Being distracted or not paying attention to one’s surroundings increases the risk of stumbling.

Physiological Factors:

  • Aging: As individuals age, changes in balance, coordination, and muscle strength can increase the risk of falls.
  • Vision impairment: Poor eyesight or vision problems can make it difficult to detect obstacles and navigate surroundings safely.

Health Conditions:

  • Neurological disorders: Conditions such as Parkinson’s disease or multiple sclerosis can impact coordination and stability.
    • Arthritis: Joint pain and stiffness associated with arthritis may affect mobility and increase the risk of falls.
    • Cardiovascular issues: Dizziness or fainting spells related to heart conditions can lead to falls.
    • Aging: As individuals age, changes in balance, coordination, and muscle strength can increase the risk of falls.

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) has stated, “A home assessment tool can help identify hazards in the home environment that could lead to falls and areas where supportive features such as grab bars could make daily activities, such as bathing, easier.

In part II of our newsletter we focus on how Silver Spaces can complement your efforts and help you provide top-tier care for the elderly you serve. Our team is available to answer any questions you may have and provide additional information tailored to your specific needs.

Silver Spaces wants to improve the lives of as many seniors as we can so we are during the month of February we are offering a 50% discount (a $20.00 value) for one home safety assessment.

(To register, please email “discount” to info@silverspaces.com)

If you’re interested in learning more about this amazing product, have questions on how this “tool” can help your family or business or would like to schedule a free, 5-minute demo of our unique and incomparable solution for senior home safety, email us immediately at info@silverspaces.com. We look forward to the possibility of partnering with you to enhance the lives of the elderly in your care.

Thank you for the privilege of your time!

The Team at Silver Spaces!


National Council on Aging (NCOA), April 11, 2023, web.

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Originally Published on https://silverspacesblog.com/

Dr. Jill Bjerke Aging in Place Specialist

Creator of the very first Aging in Place mobile app Silver Spaces, Certified AIP Specialist, International AIP thought leader, author, downsizing specialist

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