Since June is Home Safety Month, now is a great time to talk about falls. Did you know that one in three older adults falls every year? And that falls are the leading cause of injuries (including those that lead to death) for people age 65 and up? Falls are a big danger, but the good news is that you can take steps to prevent them.
Falls can happen to anyone. However, there are certain risk factors that make some people more likely to fall than others. Do you have a loved one who is age 65 or over? Do you worry that he or she may be at risk of falls?
Read these common risk factors to help you assess the danger:
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