The Importance of Preventing Falls in Older People
According to the , falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries in people age 65 and older. One out of three people in this age group falls each year, and more than 90 percent of hip fractures are caused by falling.
While people of any age fall for a variety of reasons, a fall can be especially dangerous to older adults because a senior is more likely to break a bone in a fall. A broken bone in a ...Read More
The Benefits of Balance Exercises for Older Adults
As we age, certain conditions or problems with our health have a tendency to make us unsteady on our feet. This makes us more susceptible to falling, and falls are the number one cause of accidental injury in seniors. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
, falls cause more than 90 percent of hip fractures in seniors.
Once a s...Read More