LittlePeopleLogo     Decreasing Your Risk of Falls

Who is at risk of falling?

Anyone can fall. The risk increases with age. Each year, falls occur in about one third of people 75 years of age or older who are living in their homes. This increased risk of falling may be the result of changes that come with aging plus other medical conditions, such as arthritis, cataracts or hip surgery.

What can I do to decrease my risk of falling?

Most falls (75 percent) occur in the home. You can make sure your home is safe by following these tips:

What else can I do?

Take good care of your body. Try to stay healthy by following these tips: