Senior Fall Prevention Flyer

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Free Fall Prevention Flyer (PDF)

The Trouble With Falls

  • Every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency department for a fall – related injury.
  • Every 19 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall-related injury.
  • One out of five falls leads to fractures (broken bones), concussion, or other serious injuries.
  • Women are more likely to fall indoors and men outdoors.
  • Men are more likely to die from falls.
  • Women are more likely to be injured with double the rate of fall-related fractures than men.
  • Practically all hip fractures – over 95% – result from falls.
  • At least 300,000 older adults are hospitalized each year for hip fractures.
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