According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), the leading cause of injuries to older adults, both non-fatal and fatal, is falls. Falls threaten not only the safety of seniors but also a senior’s independence. Falls are also the source of immense personal and economic costs.
However, falls are not inevitable for seniors. Through practical adjustments to one’s lifestyle , “evidence-based falls prevention programs,” and partnerships in the community, the number of falls among older adults may be dramatically reduced.
Some Additional Resources
Keeping older adults safe and active
Fall Prevention & Mobility: Practical Safety and Organization Strategies for Seniors
A Roadmap for Navigating Resources and Benefits
Helping a Senior Regain Confidence After a Fall