Falling seniors: A preventable problem, a ‘huge health burden’ - The Globe and Mail
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Falling seniors: A preventable problem, a ‘huge health burden’
From Monday's Globe and Mail
Published Sunday, May. 29, 2011 11:00PM EDT
Last updated Monday, May. 30, 2011 7:54AM EDT
Fractured hips, pneumonia and significantly reduced mobility are among the most deadly health risks faced by seniors.
But for many, these threats are not an inevitable part of aging. They are caused by falls, an entirely preventable problem that leads to a vast array of serious injuries and the onset of debilitating illnesses that rob seniors of their independence, mobility, and in many cases, their lives.