Falls and accidents do not “just happen”. Most of the times the situation for an accident waits to happen and thus can be prevented. Falls have disastrous consequences in old age. They cause injury, fracture and limit one’s ability to lead an active, independent life.
Thousands of older men and women are disabled, often permanently, due to falls that lead to fractures. Even the fear of fall can be equally disabling psychologically. However, it is possible to prevent falls and injuries by undertaking simple changes in the surrounding environment and following safe practices.
CAUSES OF FALL IN OLD AGE
PREVENTION OF FALLS AND ACCIDENTS
There are several simple steps which can reduce the likelihood of falls and accidents and make our home and environment safe.