Older Adult Falls Prevention

Most falls are preventable. Learn how you can reduce your risk of injury from falling.

A key focus area for injury prevention efforts in Massachusetts is the growing public health problem of older adult falls and the need to raise awareness that most falls are preventable. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) each year in the United States approximately 1 out of every 4 people age 65 and older experiences at least one fall, which also raises their risk for falling again. Falls can cause serious injuries (e.g., hip fractures, traumatic brain injuries) and sometimes even result in death.

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