Falls are the leading cause of injury and death among older adults. That said, we can protect ourselves and our loved ones by making small changes to reduce the risks of falling.

Reduce risks of falling. This man broke his leg after falling.Reducing the risks of falls for seniors is important for a number of reasons. Think about it. For a young person in their 20’s to loose his footing and trip on a concrete curb on the street may cause him embarrassment. When the person who falls is an older adult, his risks increase dramatically. Bones become increasingly fragile as we age. Falling onto concrete can easily fracture bones, cause heavy bleeding, a head injury or worse for older adults.

Get the facts on falls. Consider what you can do to reduce risks of falling both for you and your aging loved ones.

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