The elderly are becoming more prone to injuries at home due to pandemic

2 years 6 months 1 week ago Wednesday, September 16 2020 Sep 16, 2020 September 16, 2020 6:54 AM September 16, 2020 in News - Local

The elderly are becoming more susceptible to injuries at home due to isolating themselves amid pandemic.  

Dr. Lerone Simpson, a trauma surgeon at McAllen Medical Center said older people are doing regular household activities that they weren’t taking on before. 

“What we see here is a lot of elderly patients try to do home tasks on their own, instead of a younger family member coming to change out a light bulb,” Simpson said. “They may take a ladder to get to the light bulb and then we're dealing with a trip and fall."

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