National Falls Prevention Awareness Day is September 22
Every 15 seconds, an older adult is seen in an emergency department for a fall-related injury.
Every 29 minutes, an older adult dies following a fall.
Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries for those ages 65 and older. One-third of Americans aged 65-plus fall each year. The chances of falling and of being seriously injured in a fall increase with age.
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