More than one in four older adults fall each year. With more than 10,000 Americans turning 65 each day, falls are a growing and significant.
Each year, millions of older people—those 65 and older—fall. In fact, more than one out of to keep yourself from falling. photo: older adult talking to her doctor.
Falls are the leading cause of accidental injury death among adults 65 years of age and older in the United States and in New Mexico. Most of fall-related.
The issue of older adult falls combines a problem with high incidence and high injury susceptibility with an increasing population at risk.
PLoS One. 2018 Oct 11;13(10):e0205279. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0205279. eCollection 2018. Older adult fall prevention practices among primary care.