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Falls

Falls can be dangerous at any age. Babies and young children can get hurt falling off furniture or down the stairs. Older children may fall off playground equipment. For older adults, falls can be especially serious. They are at higher risk of falling. They are also more likely to fracture (break) a bone when they fall, especially if they have osteoporosis. A broken bone, especially when it is in a hip, may even lead to disability and a loss of independence for older adults.

Some common causes of falls include:

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  1. Falls (National Library of Medicine)  
    Falls can be dangerous at any age. Babies and young children can get hurt falling off furniture or down the stairs. Older children may fall off playground equipment. For older adults, falls can ...
  2. Fall Risk Assessment What is a fall risk assessment? Falls are common in adults 65 years of age and older. In the United States, about a third of older ... chance of injury. Why do I need a fall risk assessment? The Centers for Disease Control and ...
  3. Falls can be a serious problem in the hospital. Factors that increase the risk of falls include: Poor lighting Slippery floors Equipment in rooms ...
  4. ... to make changes in the home to prevent falls. ... Falls can happen anywhere. This includes inside and outside the home. Take action to prevent falls, such ...
  5. ... make your home safer for you to prevent falls . Below are questions you may want to ask ... stronger or improve my balance to help prevent falls? Where in my home do I need to ...
  6. Images ... The risk of tripping and falling is greater in people age 65 or older, people with arthritis or neurologic disease, and those ...
  7. ... bathroom is a place in the home where falls often happen. Making changes in your bathroom helps ... in the bottom of your tub to prevent falls. Use a non-skid bath mat outside the ...
  8. Fall Prevention: Simple Tips to Prevent Falls (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
    Falls/Prevention and Risk Factors ... Falls ... Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
  9. ... even more serious injuries. Exercising can help prevent falls because it can: Make your muscles stronger and ... 9, 2022. National Institute on Aging website. Prevent falls and fractures. www.nia.nih.gov/health/prevent- ...
  10. About Older Adult Fall Prevention (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... of falling or help a loved one prevent falls.
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