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Freedom Village: Fall Prevention and the Importance of Staying Safe

Freedom Village: Fall Prevention and the Importance of Staying SafeDid you know that one in four Americans over the age of 65 years old fall each year, and that every 11 seconds a senior is treated in the emergency room for falls? From balance issues, diminished eyesight, arthritis, immobility, to cognitive decline, some conditions make it high-risk and unsafe for seniors living on their own.

Trips, slips, and falls from household items like extension cords, bulky area rugs, slippery bathtubs, ladders, and uneven flooring, are often what cause so many seniors to fall. If you live on your own, it’s important to be safe. You could try to make things logistically better within the home, such as making sure the phone is within reach, clearing clutter, recommending assistive technology like walkers, hearing aids, long-reach activator poles, buttoning aids, bed and bathtub handles and medical alert devices, to name a few.

Aging can be challenging not only relating to our health but also our ability to perform daily tasks and to live the life we deserve. When we’re younger, we often take for granted the ability to easily button a shirt without arthritic fingers or the capacity to walk safely from the bathroom to the living room without tripping over an area rug and getting hurt.

Aside from the safety aspect of living on your own, for many adults, their priorities change as they age. They no longer want to spend their free time mowing the lawn. Their neighbors may have moved, and they don’t have anything in common with the new neighbors. And very often, they just want to free themselves from the responsibilities of homeownership. Wanting a more manageable lifestyle is a common goal as individuals age. Whatever personal reasons one has when considering a move, today’s seniors want to live independently in a community that’s safe, comfortable, engaging, and, most of all, supportive.

Freedom Village of Bradenton offers three phases of living for your specific needs, which include Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care.

At Freedom Village of Bradenton, we are committed to doing everything we can to make our senior living community the best it can be. That is why we are excited to announce that our management team will now be working with Life Care Services®, an LCS® Company*, the nationwide leader in senior living that provides management support to over 140 communities across the country. It is the same strong Freedom Village team with even better resources for a vibrant, active community!

You’re Exclusive Invitation:
Interested in Freedom Village of Bradenton? Come join us at one of our fun and informative special events for prospective residents! It is a great opportunity for you to learn more about us and see first-hand all the incredible amenities we have to offer.

Your Life, Your Way, Every Day—Contact Freedom Village of Bradenton Today to Find Out More at 941-798-8122 or visit

*Life Care Services received the highest score in the J.D. Power 2019 Senior Living Satisfaction Study of resident/family member/friend’s satisfaction with senior living communities. Visit

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