FINDING BALANCE ALGORITHM
The risk of falling and being injured in a fall increases as people age. It is estimated that 1 in 3 adults 65 years and over and 1 in 2 adults 80 years and over will fall each year. Falls are the leading cause of injury hospitalizations and emergency department visits for older adults. Even without an injury, a fall can cause a loss in confidence and reduction in activities and independence. The good news is that many falls can be prevented.
General advise should include: