FACT SHEET: FALLS – THE BIGGEST THREAT TO SENIOR HEALTH AND SAFETY

Falls are, unfortunately, a common occurrence.

Falls are a serious health issue among seniors. While falls in the general population usually come about due to dangerous work or leisure activities, seniors are at greater risk of falling in their day-to-day activities. Medications, vision impairments, and general weakness can combine with environmental factors to put seniors in danger of seriously injuring themselves in any fall.

The National Council on Aging Care has created a Fact Sheet in support of Falls Prevention Awareness Day on September 22, 2107.

The National Council on Aging Care is a resource hub for seniors and their families living in the U.S.A. to learn more about planning for healthy aging.