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Fall Prevention Tips for Older Adults

fall prevention tipsFalling is a serious problem among our senior population. One in three adults over 65 falls each year, resulting in more than 700,000 hospitalizations due to associated injuries, from hip fractures to brain trauma. But falling is not inevitable: There many things seniors can do to lower their risk of falling, from addressing health issues to implementing safety measures at home.

Fall Prevention for Older Adults

Fall Prevention for Older AdultsDid you know that falls are the leading cause of fractures and spinal cord injuries in the senior population and one of the leading causes of death? One in three adults over 65 experiences a fall at least once a year. An important part of preserving an older adult’s health, well-being and independence is fall prevention.  

Physical Therapy Can Benefit Seniors

Seniors share many of the same health issues as other age groups, but they have some special needs of their own. Physical therapy can be an important resource for seniors to regain or maintain function and lead fulfilling lives.