The National Council on Aging offers a free checkup to help older adults determine their risk for falling.
The coronavirus pandemic has changed a lot of things. But one thing that’s still the same: Falling is not a normal part of aging. Falls threaten the safety and independence of older Americans and can create a heavy economic and personal burden.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one-fourth of Americans aged 65+ fall each year. Falls have also resulted in more than 3 million injuries treated in emergency departments annually, including over 850,000 hospitalizations and more than 29,000 deaths.
There are steps you can take to reduce your risk.
Answer these 12 questions to learn more about falls prevention tips.