Fall Prevention-Environmental Risks

Maturity Matters

November 6, 2018

“I’m still falling for you,” she joked, shortly after stumbling and tumbling to the ground while leaning over to kiss her husband of 60 years.

We can appreciate her quick sense of humour – however, the serious reality is that falls are a major cause of injury and death for seniors.

According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, one out of 5 falls results in broken bones or head injury. More than 95% of hip fractures are caused by falling, and falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injury.

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