Why should I seek treatment?
“More than one-third of people aged 65 and older fall each year, and those who fall once are two to three times more likely to fall again.” CDC; A CDC Compendium of Effective Community-based Interventions from Around the World; Preventing Falls: What Works
“Twenty to thirty percent of people who fall suffer moderate to severe injuries such as lacerations, hip fractures, or head traumas. These injuries can make it hard to get around or live independently, and increase the risk of early death.6,7” http://www.cdc.gov/HomeandRecreationalSafety/Falls/adultfalls.html
“Older adults value their independence, and a fall can significantly limit their ability to remain self-sufficient… Fall injuries are responsible for significant disability, reduced physical function, and loss of independence.” CDC; A CDC Compendium of Effective Community-based Interventions from Around the World; Preventing Falls: What Works
“Falls are the leading cause of injury death among older adults.” Stevens, Judy Ph.D. Falls among older adults – risk factors and prevention strategies, NCOA Falls Free: Promoting a National Falls Prevention Action Plan, 2005, pg.3.