September 22 marks the ninth annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day, a day devoted to helping seniors avoid the health-threatening consequences of slips and falls.
Thousands of seniors fall each year.
According to the CDC, falls are a serious area of concern for older adults. Here are the sobering statistics:
- More than 95 percent of hip fractures are caused by falling, and over 300,000 older people are hospitalized for hip fractures …Read more ›