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.