Today is National Fall Prevention Awareness Day. Here are a few unexpected facts about falls…
–An adult aged 65 or older falls every second of the day in the United States.
-Medicare costs of falls that require medical treatment are more than $31 billion
-More than 3 million older adults are treated for fall-related injuries each year.
-Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries.
-Falls are the second leading cause of accidental or unintentional injury deaths worldwide.
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