Did you know that 1 in 4 Americans aged 65+ falls every year? Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. Falls are costly—in dollars and in quality of life. However, falling is not an inevitable part of aging
Falls can be deadly. Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of fatal injuries.
Each year, at least 25,000 older adults die as a result of falls. And the rate of fallrelated
deaths among older adults in the United States has been rising steadily over
the past decade.
Falls are preventable. People are living longer and falls will increase unless we
make a serious commitment to providing effective fall prevention programs.
Fortunately, the opportunity to help reduce falls among older adults has
never been better, because research has demonstrated that falls can be prevented.
Learn what you can do:
Check out the National Council on Aging's Fall Prevention Program