Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans.
They can threaten seniors’ safety and independence and generate enormous economic and personal costs.
Use these tools, best practices, and other information to learn more about the risks of falls and how they can be prevented.
You might think you're never going to fall,b ut the truth is one in four Americans aged 65+ falls every year in the U.S. You have the power to reduce your risk or protect your older loved ones from a serious fall. Stay safe by educating yourself about the risk of falling, effecitve strategies to increase physcial mobility and strength, and practical solutions to improve home and environmental safety.
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Falls Prevention Conversation Guide for Caregivers
Download this resource to help start a conversation about falls with your loved one, and to take steps to create a falls prevention action plan.