One in three. That’s how many adults over 65 fall each year in the United States. Because older bones break more easily, falling injuries for seniors can be traumatic. Staying active and strong with daily exercise is key - along with making home environments as safe as possible.
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Each day we face hidden hazards that can result in an injury. Although we can’t always avoid getting hurt, many injuries can be prevented by taking simple measures. This section of Save Your Knees gives you practical ideas on keeping yourself and your family safe at home and while away.
Many injuries occur at home. Bathtubs, stairs, carpets, and other everyday household items can pose risks for injury. Learn how you can reduce those risks by making easy changes at home.
Falls are the leading cause of injury to older people in the United States. There are some things you just can’t change that put you at greater risk for falling - like your age or heredity. On the flip side, there is a lot you can do to prevent taking a fall.
It’s unfortunate, but injuries often occur when we’re being active and doing things we enjoy. Having good safety habits - such as always wearing a helmet or other protective gear - can help keep us injury-free while at play.