It’s time to take a stand against falls. People over the age of 65 are at nine times greater risk for falls, the risk of falling increases as you get older, and falls are the leading cause of injury among older people.
You never want to fall, at any age. But the damage that can result – from fractured hips to head injuries – can be tougher to recover from the older you get. Some injuries can dramatically reduce your independence and activity level, causing a major change in lifestyle and living arrangements. The good news – falls and their impacts can often be prevented. Experts say there are ways to reduce the risk.