Trips and falls can happen to anyone in any age group. However, the odds of falling increase dramatically as we age. After age 65 about one in three people fall. While most of these falls aren't serious, many cause disability and injury-related death. Luckily, you can lower your chances of tripping and falling by taking a few simple steps. Preventing falling is important for people of all ages but is critical for people older than 60.
This reference summary will teach you about injuries caused by falls and give you tipsfor preventing trips and falls.