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	Senior woman being hugged by adult sonFalls and Fall Injuries Among Adults Aged 65 Years and Over — United States, 2014

The new MMWR article, “Falls and Fall Injuries Among Adults Aged 65 Years and Over — United States, 2014.” reports that in 2014, over one in four older adults in the U.S. reported falling, totaling nearly 29 million falls. Over seven million of these falls required medical treatment or restricted activity for at least a day. Furthermore, more than 27,000 older Americans died as a result of these falls, an average of 74 deaths each day.

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	Older Adult Falls: A Growing Burden. STEADI: Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths & Injuries. 2014: 46M total older adults, 7M injuries, 29M falls. 2030: 74M total older adults, 12M injuries, 49M falls

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