Fall Prevention

    Falls are the leading cause of injury death for adults……now what do you do to reduce your chance of a fall?

         Fall Risk Reduction includes three components

    1. Balance and Mobility
    2. Medical Management
    3. Home Modification

      Among adults 65 years and older

    • 1 in 3 fall each year
    • 1 in 2 have problems getting up without help after they have fallen
    • 1 in 10 suffer a serious fall injury such as a broken bone or head injury
    • 35% of traumatic brain injuries are a result of a fall
    • Falls account for 87% of all fractures in older adults, with hip fractures being the most serious.
    • 25% of hip fracture patients will make a full recovery, 40% will require nursing home care, 50% will need a cane/walker, and 20% will die within 12 months.
    • Half of older adults who suffer a hip fracture never regain their previous level of functioning, and many are unable to live independently after their injury.

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    Additional Links

    Fall Prevention Center of Excellence
    Falls and Older Adults-NIA