Among the senior population, falls are a serious public health problem. In the United States, one out of every three persons over the age of 65 falls each year, and two-thirds of those people who fall do so again within six months. As a result of falls, the injuries sustained cost the country nearly $60 billion a year. Falls are the leading cause of emergency room visits in the U.S and are the leading cause of accidental death for people over the age of 85.
Senior citizens with osteoporosis, a slip and fall can cause devastating injuries such as hip fractures (75%-80% of hip fractures are sustained by women). Fifty (50) percent of older adults who are hospitalized for a hip fracture never return home or live independently after their injuries.
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