December 05, 2018
November is Falls Prevention Month. While everyone is at risk of falling, falls are the leading cause of injury for older adults. You are more likely to experience a fall if you have muscle weakness, difficulty balancing or walking, arthritis, visual impairment, cognitive impairment (i.e., Alzheimer’s/Dementia), use an assistive device like a walker or cane, use certain medications or have experienced a fall already. 50% of falls causing hospitalization happen in the home.