Keeping older adults
safe and active
Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. Falls are costly—in dollars and in quality of life. However, falling is not an inevitable part of aging.
Task force confirms exercise
as a falls prevention strategy
Exercise or physical therapy, but not necessarily vitamin D, can help prevent falls in older adults, according to new recommendations issued Tuesday by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
Preventing Falls Among
Unintentional falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries among Florida residents ages 65 years and older.