All seniors want to live healthy and independent lives.
Unfortunately, many will fall resulting in injuries that can lead to serious injuries and institutional living. Falls are the leading cause of hospitalizations for seniors in the state of Washington. Almost one-third of seniors over 65 will fall each year with one-half of those falling again within the next year.
Because of the high number of seniors falling, more and more communities are getting together and offering programs to screen and educate people as to just what are the risks for falling and what can be done to try and prevent falls. Falls do not just happen because of aging. They are preventable with many different factors playing a role in causing falls.