If you or a loved one has ever experienced a fall, you know how terrifying it can be. Oftentimes, a fall can lead to injury and even hospitalization. In fact, roughly 36 million people over the age of 65 fall each year, with 3 million of those falls resulting in emergency room visits. Of those, 800,000 are hospitalized due to a head injury or hip fracture, often caused by falling sideways.
Read on to discover the most common causes of falls in the elderly and some of the steps you can take to prevent them.Read More