Each year, one out of three adults age 65 and older falls. There is a patter to falls among the elderly: The fear of falling, then the injury, followed by hospitalization, decreated independence and mobility, and often relocation to a nursing or residential institution.

Falls can be a major life-changing event that robs the elderly of their independence. Fortunately, many falls can be prevented with healthy lifestyle choices and safety modifications in the home.

For more information, please visit OrthoInfo.org/Falls.

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