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Falls Risk Prevention

How serious is the problem?

 
  • More than one-third of adults aged 65 years and older fall each year.
  • Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of injury deaths and the most common cause of nonfatal injuries and hospital admissions for trauma.
  • More than 60% of people who die from falls are 75 and older.
  • Of those who fall, 20% to 30% suffer moderate to severe injuries such as hip fractures or head traumas that reduce mobility and independence, and increase the risk of premature death.
  • Among people ages 75 years and older, those who fall are four to five times more likely to be admitted to a long-term care facility for a year or longer.
  • Falls are a leading cause of traumatic brain injuries.
  • Among older adults, the majority of fractures are caused by falls.
 

At BJC Health, our physiotherapists & exercise therapists are trained to assess gait stability and falls risk. After an initial assessment, they will then design a program to reduce this falls risk by:

  • Improving Balance
  • Improving the mechanics of walking
  • Increasing Lower Limb Strength
  • Utilizing walking aids when appropriate
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