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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. 1 Falls 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 . 1 So, 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 Accident