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Barrie, ON – May 20, 2014 – Nearly 2.2 million Canadian seniors ages 65 and older visit the emergency room each year. Falls are the leading cause of hospitalizations for seniors across Canada, contributing to 9% of all emergency department visits by seniors.  Many of which are sustained in the place seniors are meant to feel the safest – their home. In fact, 71 percent of senior homes have at least one potential safety issue, according to adult children of seniors surveyed by Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care® network. However, more than half of all home accidents by seniors (53 percent) can be avoided according to a recent survey of emergency room doctors.
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