I am saddened to learn of the death of one of America’s most beloved actresses—Ann B. Davis who played Alice on “The Brady Bunch”. Her death, which was unavoidable from a fall is one of the leading causes of death to seniors over 65 years of age.
According to Wikipedia – “Davis died on June 1, 2014, at a hospital in San Antonio, Texas. Earlier in the day, she had sustained a subdural hematoma from a fall in her bathroom in the San Antonio residence, in which she lived with Bishop Frey and Frey’s wife, Barbara. Sources close to her say she was in excellent health for an 88-year-old woman, and her death was a complete shock.”
There are high risk factors and prevention measures to consider for our seniors to prevent falls. Some of the risk factors of falling are:
Discussions of these risk factors with a friend or family member are so important to prevent falls. Senior proofing the home to avoid a devastating fall is easy, inexpensive and necessary for our loved ones. I believe medical alert necklaces are also important after a fall if unable to get to a phone.