Why You May Need A Fall Risk Screening And Conditioning Program
For older adults, falls are one of the greatest causes of serious health problems. …25% of patients over the age of 65 with hip fractures die within six months… 25% lose significant function, and 50% experience a decrease in mobility. Modifying the factors that lead to falls will increase mobility and confidence, both critical to maintaining a more independent lifestyle.
Facts on Falls
Both the incidence of falls and the severity of fall-related complications rise steadily after age 60. In the United States one in three people aged 65 years and older fall each year. After age 75 the rates are even higher.
What are the major causes of falls?
The most common cause of falls include weak muscles, unstable balance, dizziness, vision problems, side effects from medications and environmental hazards.
How serious are falls?
Falls can result in hip fractures, head injuries and even death.
- Falls are the leading cause of injury deaths among people 65 years and older
- More than 40% of people hospitalized from a hip fracture do not return home and are not capable of living independently
How can I reduce my Risk for Falling?
Studies show that balance training, gait, strength, and flexibility training not only improve mobility, but also help reduce the risk of falling.
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