Balance and Fall Risk

  • 1/3 of the population over 65 falls each year
  • Falls are the leading cause of BOTH fatal and nonfatal injuries among older adults
  • Every 11 seconds an older adult is treated in an emergency room for a fall
  • Every 19 minutes an older adult dies from a fall
  • In 2013, 2.5 million nonfatal falls among older adults were treated in emergency deparments
  • Most fractures among older adults are caused by falls
  • The financial toll for older adult falls is expected to increase as the population ages and may reach $67.7 billion by 2020
  • The #1 reason people over 75 visit an MD is imbalance
  • 95% of hip fractures are caused by falls
  • 53% of adults discharged for fall related hip fractures will fall again within six months
  • Fall accounts for 40% of all nursing home admissions

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