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.



Additional Links

Fall Prevention Center of Excellence
Falls and Older Adults-NIA