Falls are, unfortunately, a common occurrence.

Falls are a serious health issue among seniors. While falls in the general population usually come about due to dangerous work or leisure activities, seniors are at greater risk of falling in their day-to-day activities. Medications, vision impairments, and general weakness can combine with environmental factors to put seniors in danger of seriously injuring themselves in any fall.

 

11: Every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall

65: According to the National Council on Aging, one in four Americans over the age of 65 falls each year.

7,000,000: In 2014, older Americans experienced 29 million falls, resulting in 7 million injuries.

19: Every 19 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall

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