Senior Home Safety: Facts About Falls



Among adults 65 and older, falls are the leading cause of injury deaths.

Source: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control


Half of those who survive a fall never return to their prior level of mobility or independence.

Source: National Safety Council


The financial toll for older adult falls is expected to increase and may reach $59.6 billion by 2020.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


Falls cause the majority of hip fractures. They are also the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


The majority (55 percent) of fall injuries among older people occur inside the home and an additional 23 percent happen outside, but near the house.

Source: AARP Public Policy Institute



Things You Can Do to Reduce Your Fall Risk:

  • Begin a regular exercise program.
  • Review your medicines regularly.
  • Have your vision checked annually.
  • Make your home environment safer.
  • Wear sturdy, nonskid shoes at all times.


Age Safe America is a national membership offering a comprehensive training program and certification to individuals and businesses. Age Safe Advisor Members provide evaluations, recommendations and solutions for Fall Prevention, Home Safety, Crime Prevention and Identity Theft to help older adults enjoy the comfort, freedom and independence to “age safe at home”.

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