Older Adult Falls
Falls are a threat to the health of older adults and can reduce their ability to remain independent.
However, falls aren’t something that just happens when you age, there are proven ways to reduce falls.
- Medical Costs of Fatal and Nonfatal Falls in Older Adults
- Falls and Fall Injuries Among Adults Aged ≥65 Years — United States, 2014
- The Direct Costs of Fatal and Non-Fatal Falls among Older Adults – United States
- Did You Know?
- Health and Economic Burden of Falls Expected To Surge
- Falls are leading cause of injury and injury deaths in older Americans
- Epic Systems tool aims to reduce falls among older adults
Are You Asking Older Adult Patients the Right Questions?
By asking three simple questions and taking action—when needed—you can reduce the risk of falling.
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- Taking Steps to Prevent Falls Podcasts: Listen (0:59) (3:52)
- Don’t Fall Behind on Falls: CDC Feature Article
- Keeping Seniors Safe Podcasts: Listen (0:59) (3:50)
- Preventing Older Adult Falls and TBI Podcast: Listen (2:37)
- Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury
- Violence Prevention: Elder Abuse
- Motor Vehicle Safety: Older Adult Drivers