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Fall Prevention for Older Adults: Check Your Safety
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Fall Prevention for Older Adults: Check Your Safety

"Falls affect us all—whether personally or someone we love or care about. Every second of every day an older adult falls. In 2014 alone, more than one in four older adults reported falling and more than 27,000 older adults died as a result of falls—that’s 74 older adults every day. There are simple steps you can take to prevent falls and decrease falls risks."Visit the Centers for Disease Control  for education and prevention information on older adults and falls https://www.cdc.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/falls/index.html.

 

References

1. STEADI Materials for Your Older Adult Patients. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. October 12, 2016.

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