Falls are the leading cause of death from injury as well as the leading cause of non-fatal injuries in those ages 65 and up. About 35% of people 65+ fall each year. The economic impact of falls is staggering, with costs related to fatal and non-fatal injuries totaling more than $30 billion a year just among people 65 and older.
NEWS AND RESOURCES
NCOA FALLS PREVENTION RESOURCES
The National Council on Aging maintains a list of reputable Falls Prevention resources from multiple agencies and organizations. Many are free to duplicate, redistribute and use.
Tarrant Cares is an online information service for individuals, families, caregivers and agencies. This one resource will provide you with countless solutions for issues your family may be facing. You can also create personal health records.