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Falls are not a normal part of aging!

Hello! Thank you for visiting the Evolve Senior Solutions blog!Falls are not a normal part of aging. Additional facts about falls include:  Falls are costly, especially among the age of 65 and older.Falls are preventable.Every second, every day, an older adult (age 65+) suffers a fall in the U.S.—making falls the leading cause of injury and injury death in this age group. 1Falls are a public health concern, particularly among the aging population.More than 95% of hip fractures are caused by falling—usually by falling sideways. 1 Women fall more often than men and account for three-quarters of all hip fractures. 1So, I know, you ask, “What can I do?” Next, we will discuss some “to do” items. For a complete and comprehensive plan, connect with me, and we can develop an individualized care plan. 
To prevent falls:Use evidence (research) based tools like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC developed STEADI (Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths & Injuries) the in…