Did you know?
Falls are serious at any age, but breaking a bone after a fall becomes more likely as a person ages. While healing, the fracture limits the person’s activities and sometimes requires surgery.
Even though bones do not break after every fall, the person who has fallen and broken a bone nearly always becomes fearful of falling again. As a result, she or he may limit activities for the sake of “safety.”
Several factors can lead to a fall including;
Older people can help themselves with five simple steps: checking medication, taking regular exercise, wearing the right shoes, having an eye test and checking for hazards in their homes and outside.