Falling is not a normal part of aging.
Falls threaten the safety and independence for older Americans and can create a heavy economic and personal burden.
Check to see if you’re at risk of falling with NCOA’s Falls Free CheckUp tool.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one-fourth of Americans aged 65+ falls each year. Falls have also resulted in more than 3 million injuries treated in emergency departments annually, including over 850,000 hospitalizations and more than 29,000 deaths.
Answer these 12 questions to learn more about falls prevention tips and find out if you're at risk.
This checklist was developed by the Greater Los Angeles VA Geriatric Research Education Clinical Center and affiliates and is a validated fall risk self-assessment tool (Rubenstein et al. J Safety Res; 2011: 42(6)493-499).