Our elder population is at significant risk for falls and injuries related to falls, with statistical data showing that approximately one-third of seniors - those age 60 and older - fall annually.
Medical Factors Contributing to Falls
Environmental Factors Contributing to Falls
Suggestions for Modifying a Home
What Elders and Their Families Can Do
Falls Risk Self Assessment
At least half of all falls happen at home. Each year, thousands of older Americans experience falls that result in serious injuries, disability and even death. Falls are often due to hazards that are easy to fix. Use the following self-assessment tool. Check all the risk factors below that apply to you and your home. The more factors checked, the higher your risk of falling.
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