Elderly Fall Risks: Myths vs Reality

Falls are about more than bumps and bruises. Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for the elderly. According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall; every 19 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall. Even without serious injury, falls can have a big impact on your quality of life. A growing number of older adults fear falling because of the serious repercussions. As a result, seniors limit their activities and social engagements [...]