Falls are the leading cause of injuries for older Americans. Approximately one in four older adults over the age of 65 falls each year and in 2014 the total cost of fall injuries was a little over 30 billion dollars.
Chronic disease or medications can increase risk of falling. However, there are ways to reduce the risk of falling, through strength building exercises or home modifications for example. Below are some resources that SDSU Extension compiled to help.
- 6 Tips to Prevent Falls
- Stay Independent Checklist
- Fall Prevention
- Preventing Falls at Home
- Safe at Home Checklist
- Check for Safety: A home fall prevention checklist for older adults
- Preventing Falls: What Works
- What you can do to prevent falls
- Preventing Falls Around Pets
Reference: Fall Prevention Facts
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