Preventing Falls - One Step at a Time. To highlight fall hazards and increase awareness about how to prevent and reduce falls, the California Department of Aging recognizes the first week of fall, September 22-28, 2013, as "Fall Prevention Awareness Week."
Do you know?
- One in three older adults fall each year. Half of all seniors over age 80 will fall each year.
- Falls are the most common cause of hospital admissions for trauma, with costs exceeding $27 billion annually.
- Falls are the leading cause of injury deaths among older adults.
Falls are Preventable! Here are some things you can do to reduce the risk of falling:
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