This fall, take action to reduce the risk of falls

One in three adults over age 65 fall at least once a year. The impact of a fall can be significant. Injuries from a fall can cause cascading problems that prevent someone from remaining safe in their home.

But, falling does not have to be an inevitable part of aging. This Fall Prevention Awareness Week, take steps to prevent the risk of falls in your home or the homes of older adults in your life.

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Standing up to senior falls: local program promotes independence and safety at home

By Alan Abe, Emergency Medical Services Division Do you know someone over 65 who has fallen? Have you reached that age and are concerned about your risk? Senior falls are all too common, with results that are often serious and sometime even grave. Nearly 24,000 seniors died nationally in 2012 due to falls, nearly doubling […]

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