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Fall Prevention

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7 key factors to reduce falls at home

  1. Clean Up Clutter
  2. Removed/Repair Tripping Hazards
  3. Install Grap Bars and Handrails
  4. Improve Lighting
  5. Make It Nonslip
  6. Wear Shoes
  7. Live On One Level

Falls Are Serious and Costly

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  • One out of five falls causes a serious injury such as broken bones or a head injury,4,5
  • Each year, 3 million older people are treated in emergency departments for fall injuries. 6
  • Over 800,00 patients a year are hospitalized because of a fall injury, most often because of a head injury or hip fracture. 6
  • Each year at least 300,000 older people are hospitalized for hip fractures. 7
  • More than 95% of hip fractures are caused by falling,8 usually by falling sideways. 9
  • Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBI).10
  • In 2015, the total medical costs for totaled more than $50 billion. 11
  • Medicare and Medicaid shouldered 75% of these costs.

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/falls/adultfalls.html