For seniors, falls can have serious health and lifestyle consequences. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC):
- One in three adults age 65 and older falls each year; this increases to one in two for those 80 and over
- The cost of fall-related injuries is projected to reach nearly $55 billion by 2020—CDC’s National Center for Injury and Prevention Control
- The majority of falls take place in the home
To help seniors and their caregivers reduce the risk of falls, we’ve put together these tips on preventing fall injuries.
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