Falling isn’t fun at any age. But if you’re age 65 or older, falling can be a serious health hazard.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, one out of four adults age 65 and older falls each year.
Falling is dangerous because it can result in significant physical consequences, such as broken bones or a traumatic brain injury.
Most of the time, falls are the product of a combination of risk factors, such as age, imbalance, vision problems, unsuitable footwear and hazards such as uneven steps.
You can increase your chances of staying on your feet! The National Institute on Aging offers some helpful tips to avoid falls, including:
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