Key Takeaways

  • With one in four older Americans falling each year, there is a lot to be said for evidence-based falls prevention programs.

  • One evidence-based falls prevention program reduced falls in older adults by 35%.

  • Learn more about these and other proven programs by downloading and sharing this infographic.

Did you know that one in four Americans aged 65+ falls each year? And that every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall? While falls are common, they can be prevented.   

While falls in older adults are common, and even costly, they can be prevented. Download and share NCOA's infographic highlighting the impact of falls among older adults and the benefits and return on investment of evidence-based falls prevention programs. You can help by helping an older adult find a proven community-based program today.

Popular community-based falls prevention programs include A Matter of Balance, Otago Exercise Program, Stepping On, and Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance. These programs have been clinically proven to strengthen leg muscle, improve balance and gait, and increase self-confidence to reduce falls risk among older individuals. Additionally, these programs have been shown to provide positive returns on investment.  Older adults who choose to invest in these effective falls prevention interventions will benefit from saving money and be empowered to address their fear of falls.  

The infographic provides further statistics on fall injuries and cost savings evidence-based falls prevention programs.