- The fact that the risk of falls increases with
age is well known.
- About one third of the elder population over the
age of 65 falls each year. At 80 years, over half of the seniors fall
- Most of the falls happen inside their home or
outside near their home.
- Falls are the leading cause of death due to
injury among the elderly.
Not only the elderly run
the risk of falling.
Everyone is subject to falling and although the consequences
of falling are more dangerous to older adults, the younger population can be
badly injured after falling.