6 Steps to Prevent a Fall in Honor of Fall Prevention Awareness Day

Did you know that 1 in 4 Americans aged 65+ falls every year? Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans.

Falls are costly—in dollars and in quality of life. However, falling is not an inevitable part of aging. Through practical lifestyle adjustments, evidence-based programs, and community partnerships, the number of falls among seniors can be reduced substantially and caregivers can help.

In honor of National Fall Prevention Awareness Day on September 22nd, learn these six easy steps to help prevent falls from the National Falls Prevention Resource Center and learn how caregivers can assist.
 

 

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