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Falls, Their Impact and How to Avoid Them

Falls, Their Impact and How to Avoid Them

We are all guilty of thinking “it will never happen to me” but the statistics tell a dramatically different story.

Every year 1 in 3 of people aged over 65 will experience a fall, which equals more than 3 million; this rate increases to 1 in 2 for those in communities and over the age of 80. 10-25% of fallers will be seriously injured in the fall and half of those that fall will experience a second fall within 12 months.

Injury due to a fall or multiple falls is the single largest cause of mortality in people aged over 75 in the UK.

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