October 18, 2022
Did you know that 1 out of 4 people, aged 65 and over, fall each year? Falls are the leading cause of injury among older adults and result in 2.8 million emergency hospital visits each year!
The Risks of Falling
Each year over 3 million people are treated in the emergency room for falls in the US alone. For 1 out of 5 seniors who experience a fall, the result will be a serious injury. These injuries may be made worse by conditions such as osteoporosis (a condition that weakens the bones making them more susceptible to breakage).
Once a hip is fractured, less than half of the patients ever regain their mobility to the extent it was before the fracture.
Falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injury in seniors. While brain injury is serious, even lesser injuries are no joke. Each year at least 300,000 people are treated for hip fractures, and once a hip is fractured less than half of the patients ever regain their full mobility the same extent as before the fracture. Many patients suffer through a long recovery period or even lose their independence as they can no longer care for themselves as they used to so cannot live alone. And what’s more, a fractured hip is most likely to lead to other injuries, and sometimes even death.
R and R Maintenance Has the Solution
So you know your gutters need cleaning, but that doesn’t mean you should risk injury to yourself or a loved one. Don’t become just another statistic.
Ask R and R to take care of your gutters for you. We are licensed and insured professionals which means you aren’t liable for any personal injuries. Plus, we preform daily safety inspections on all our equipment, and follow rigorous safety protocols on every job site.
If your gutters are in poor condition or clogged, now is the time to take action.
Cleaning your gutters, and taking it a step further by installing Gutter Protectors can be a wise investment that pays for itself many times over by protecting you from life long debilitating injury.
Don’t take chances with your safety and health!
There’s no reason to risk yourself or let a loved one risk falling from a ladder to clean the gutters— let R and R do it for you! Contact Us.
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