Each year, millions of older adults experience a fall, and over half do not tell their doctors. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 3 adults aged 65 and over fall each year. While many do not cause injuries, 1 in 5 lead to serious injuries like broken bones or head injuries. A single fall is not always a sign of underlying health issues, but subsequent issues with balance or coordination within a 6-month window should be evaluated for treatable causes.
Accidental falls are the leading cause of injury and death among seniors, especially those aged 75 years and older. Why? Bone density naturally declines with age, which means broken bones are more likely. If an elderly person has pre-existing disabilities or medical complications like heart disease, even a seemingly minor fall can result in severe injuries.
How to prevent falls in the elderly
To reduce the likelihood of a dangerous fall, the geriatric specialists at Pomona Valley Health Centers encourages older adults to:
If you or a loved one has experienced a fall, please visit the Pomona valley Health Centers urgent care for an evaluation. No appointments necessary.
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