- Prevent Falls & Reduce Risk for Injury
- Improve Quality of Life
Even without a history of falling or serious injury from a fall, older adults can develop increased fear of falling. This leads to decreased participation in activities of daily life and in the community, resulting in physical and cognitive decline. Participating in a fall prevention program can help older adults improve their confidence with mobility and quality of life.
- Maintain independence
- Get back to the activities you enjoy
Falls are the leading cause of hospitalization for adults over the age of 65. Falls are the most common reason for hip fractures and for traumatic brain injuries in older adults, accounting for the cause of 95% of hip fractures and 81% of traumatic brain injuries in older adults. Research supports the effectiveness of fall prevention programs in decreasing fall risk.