How to Prevent Falls

Older adults with a physical disability are at greater risk of falling than older adults without a physical disability. Falls typically occur while you’re doing everyday activities such as walking, getting up from a chair, or bending down. There are both physical and emotional consequences from falling.

Physical consequences may include:

  • Mild cuts and scrapes
  • Broken bones such as hip or femur fractures
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)

Accidental falls are the leading cause of injury-related death in older adults.

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