Falls: The Leading Cause Of Injury In Older Adults

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Falls are the leading cause of injury in people 65 and older. And there are lots of reasons why the elderly have a greater tendency to fall – the lack of exercise, medications, loss of balance, and other reasons. We want our parents to stay in their homes as long as possible and be independent, but are there ways we can protect against some falls? There are. In this article published by the National Council on Aging, we learn ways to prevent falls and help seniors maintain independence.