The Dangers of Falling: Understanding Risks and Preventive Measures

Every year, millions of people over the age of 65 fall, and many often don't tell their doctors which is unfortunate because studies say if you fall one time, your chances of falling again are doubled. Falls are costly and severe, with one out of five causing severe injuries such as broken hips, head injuries, and bone fractures. According to an article in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (2015), over 95% of broken hips are related to falling.