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Balance & Fall Prevention

 

Falling can result in injuries that impact your mobility and ability to perform every day tasks. Take a moment to explore helpful balance and fall prevention programs and services, articles, and related resources.


 
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  • Tips to lower your risk of falling including home adaptations.

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  • Read tips to help you or your loved one prevent falls and fall related injuries.

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  • Six out of every 10 falls happen at home, where we spend much of our time and tend to move around without thinking about our safety. There are many changes you can make to your home that will help you avoid falls and ensure your safety.

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  • Each year, more than 2 million older Americans go to the emergency room because of fall-related injuries. A simple fall can cause a serious fracture of the arm, hand, ankle, or hip.

    But don’t let a fear of falling keep you from exercising and being physically active. Overcoming this fear can help you stay active, maintain your physical health, and prevent future falls. The good news is that there are simple ways you can prevent most falls.

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  • Older adults with a physical disability are at greater risk of falling than older adults without a physical disability.  

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  • A simple thing can change your life—like tripping on a rug or slipping on a wet floor. If you fall, you could break a bone, like thousands of older men and women do each year. For older people, a break can be the start of more serious problems, such as a trip to the hospital, injury, or even disability.

    If you or an older person you know has fallen, you're not alone. More than one in three people age 65 years or older falls each year. The risk of falling—and fall-related problems—rises with age.

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     Conversation starters

    Worrying about the health and safety of an older family member or friend can be stressful. Use these tips to talk to your loved one about preventing falls.

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