Let’s learn how to prevent a fall this fall!
Why fall prevention is important.
Falls are a major threat to the health and independence of older adults, people aged 65 and older. Each year in the United States, nearly one-third of older adults experience a fall.
Usually two or more risk factors interact to cause a fall (such as poor balance and low vision, which can cause a trip and fall going up a single step). Home or environmental risk factors play a role in about half of all falls. Understanding these risk factors is the first step to reducing older adult falls.
Effective fall interventions reduce fall risk factors through either exercise alone or by combining exercise with other risk reduction approaches.
Physical Therapy can help with reducing falls through education, assessment, exercise & home safety programs.
For more information, please visit, http://www.cdc.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/images/cdc_guide-a.pdf
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Be safe & Happy fall!