01. Introduction

  • Annually, 1 of every 3 older adults (age 65+) fall.
  • Falls are a major threat to the independence and quality of life of older adults.
  • Fall-related injuries are responsible for:
    • Significant disability.
    • Reduced physical function.
    • Loss of independence.
    elderly-woman-stairs.jpg (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011)