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Fall Prevention



Fall Prevention

Falls Among Older Adults: An Overview

Each year, millions of adults aged 65 and older fall. Falls can cause moderate to severe injuries, such as hip fractures and head traumas, and can increase the risk of early death. Fortunately, falls are a public health problem that is largely preventable.

AIP’s highest goal is concern for your safety, and wellbeing. With our help you can prevent your possible fall and feel safe in your home.

How big is the problem?

What outcomes are linked to falls?

Who is at risk?

Fall-related Deaths

Fall Injuries

How can older adults prevent falls?

Older adults can stay independent and reduce their chances of falling. They can:

To lower their hip fracture risk, older adults can:

Have Aging in Place specialists come to your home and help assess the fall risk, and suggest solutions.

Cited Links:

http://www.cdc.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/Falls/adultfalls.html

http://go4life.nia.nih.gov/exercises