Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans.
Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. Falls threaten seniors’ safety and independence and generate enormous economic and personal costs. However, falling is not an inevitable result of aging. Through practical lifestyle adjustments, evidence-based falls prevention programs, and clinical-community partnerships, the number of falls among seniors can be substantially reduced. Find more fall prevention resources...
Home Safety for Seniors
Falls in and around the home are a top cause of injuries to older adults. Older adults also are at greater risk than others of dying in a house fire. Many of these and other injuries result from hazards that are easy to overlook, but also easy to fix. By spotting these hazards and taking simple steps to correct them, you can prevent injuries to yourself or visitors to your home. Use their checklist to prepare for an emergency and to spot possible safety problems in your home. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Safety for older adults Home Safety Checklist