October 18, 2022
It is a startling fact that every year, 1 out of 4 individuals aged 65 and over experience a fall. Falls are the leading cause of injury among older adults, leading to a staggering 2.8 million emergency hospital visits annually.
The Risks of Falling
In the United States alone, over 3 million people seek emergency room treatment each year due to falls. Shockingly, 1 out of 5 seniors who fall suffer serious injuries. Conditions such as osteoporosis, which weakens bones and increases susceptibility to fractures, can further exacerbate the severity of these injuries.
Once a hip is fractured, less than half of the patients ever regain their mobility to the extent it was before the fracture.
It is important to note that recovering from a fractured hip is a challenging process, with less than half of patients regaining their previous level of mobility. Falls also rank as the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries in seniors. Even less severe injuries have significant consequences. With at least 300,000 people treated annually for hip fractures, the recovery period can be lengthy, and some individuals may even lose their independence, requiring additional assistance for daily living. Additionally, a fractured hip often leads to further injuries and, in some cases, even death.
R and R Maintenance Has the Solution
While recognizing the need to clean your gutters, it is crucial not to put yourself or your loved ones at risk of injury. You don’t want to become another statistic.
Instead, consider entrusting your gutter maintenance to the professionals at R and R Maintenance. As licensed and insured experts, we assume the responsibility for any potential personal injuries that may occur. Our commitment to safety includes daily inspections of our equipment and the strict adherence to rigorous safety protocols at every job site.
Take Action Now If your gutters are in poor condition or frequently clogged, the time to take action is now.
Investing in gutter cleaning and going a step further by installing Gutter Protectors is a wise decision. Not only does it protect your home from potential water damage, but it also safeguards you from the lifelong effects of debilitating injuries caused by falls.
Avoid unnecessary risks and secure your safety by relying on professionals like R and R Maintenance. Our expertise not only ensures the longevity and functionality of your gutters but also provides you with peace of mind, knowing that your safety is in capable hands.
Don’t take chances with your safety and health!
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