Each year, more than 2.5 million older Americans are treated for falls. 1 in 5 falls cause serious injury.

Risk Factors


•Lower body weakness

•Vitamin D deficiency

•Walking & balance difficulties

•Some medications

•Vision problems

•Foot pain or poor footwear

•Home hazards such as steps, throw rugs, clutter or lack of handrails on stairs and in bathroom.



•Ask your PCP to review your medications and assess your risk for falls.

•Do exercises that make your legs stronger and improve your balance.

•Get your eyes checked.

•Make your home safer by getting rid of things you may trip over, adding grab bars, and making sure your home is well lit.

Your safety is important to us!