Older Adult Falls

Older adult couple outside.

Falls—and the injuries and deaths they cause—are increasing. Learn how you can prevent falls.

Falls are a threat to the health of older adults and can reduce their ability to remain independent. However, falls don’t have to be inevitable as you age. You can reduce your chance of falling or help a loved one prevent falls. There are proven ways to reduce and prevent falls, even for older adults. We identify older adults as anyone 65 years and older.

STEADI falls rate 2020
Page last reviewed: March 3, 2021
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