One out of three adults age 65 and older fall each year and are the number one cause of fractures, hospital admissions for trauma, loss of independence and injury or deaths for seniors.
However elderly individuals and their caregivers can take action!
Visit the website of the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence to find information to keep you and your loved ones safe from falls. On the site, you can:
- Learn how to prevent falls outdoors and at home
- Take a falls risk self-assessment
- Learn the three main strategies of fall prevention: balance training and physical activity, medical management and environmental or home modification and
- Get other resources for older adults and caregivers.
You also can get answers to frequently asked questions about falls and aging adults from the National Institutes of Health’s SeniorHealth.gov and the National Falls Prevention Resource Center.