How to Prevent Falling and Hip Fractures in Seniors

Something as simple as sliding on a wet spot or tumbling over a loose rug can mean a big change in your life, particularly if you’re a senior. While people of all ages can fall, falls and hip fractures in seniors are more common and riskier. In terms of prevalence, the National Council on Aging (NCOA) reveals that 1 in 4 Americans aged 65 and above falls each year. In terms of severity, the National Safety Council indicates that falls account for the highest number of injury deaths to people aged 65 and above. Approximately 10,000 seniors die annually from [...]