According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in three older adults older than age 65 falls each year, but fewer than half will bring their accident to the attention of a healthcare provider. Natural aging, along with chronic conditions such as cataracts, arthritis and Parkinson’s disease can increase the risk of falling. Reducing the risk of falls and accidents is vital in helping to minimize the risk of hospitalization in older adults. According to a study published in the American Journal of Public Health, 20 percent to 30 percent of older adults hospitalized for a fall suffer moderate to severe injuries. Register for this webinar, sponsored by the American Society on Aging (ASA), to learn practical solutions for reducing the risk of falls in the home.
Registration link: http://www.asaging.org/web-seminars/fall-prevention-0