Overview: Risk of Falling and Older Adults
Center for Gerontology
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Falls are a major public health concern for older adults. Annually, 1 out of 3 Americans aged 65+ experiences a fall. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls are the leading cause of hospitalization for trauma and the leading cause of injury death for aging adults¹. Falls are also associated with numerous physical and psychological health conditions, decreased quality of life, and high health care costs.