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Dealing with Falls

We are all susceptible to falls every now and then, however your risk becomes higher as your age increases. Do you know what to do if you fall, or if someone you know falls? Click the link to read an informational guide with tips for dealing with falls.

A Few Facts

  • One-third of seniors (age 65 and over) have a fall every year; half of them have more than one fall.

  • Falls are the most common cause of injury among seniors.

  • Seniors are nine times more likely to be hurt in a fall than someone under age 65.

  • Nearly two-thirds of injury related hospitalizations for seniors are the result of falls.

  • Roughly half of all falls occur at home.

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