All of us have taken falls during our lifetimes, with most of them resulting in nothing more than a bruised knee or ego. But falls can cause serious injuries, especially for older adults.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that one out of four older adults falls every year. Falls are the leading cause of injuries and death for seniors and can lead to lengthy hospitalizations or time spent in long-term care facilities. The injuries can also affect the ability to live independently.
Are you at risk for falling? Take the fall risk quiz to find out if you may be at risk for falling.
You can further reduce your risk of falling by reviewing these helpful resources: