“Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non fatal injuries in people 65 and older in the United States. Falls can happen anytime and anyplace to people of any age, but most falls by people age 65 and older occur in the home during everyday activities”
For seniors, falls in and around the home are the most frequently occurring accident. The most common serious injuries resulting from falls are head injuries, wrist fractures, spine fractures and hip fractures.
The cost of falls among older people is enormous because of the high death toll, disabling conditions and recovery in hospitals and rehabilitation institutions. The United States spends an estimated $20.2 billion annually for the treatment of injuries to older people after falls.
Falls can be a major life-changing event that robs you of your independence. Falls are not natural occurrences... you can prevent falls!