is a serious health risk among older adults. Each year,
about one out of three Americans over 65 years of age
experience a fall.1
only are falls expensive to treat, but the pain and
injury they cause can have negative effects on a person's
quality of life and drastically reduce a older adult's
is not a natural part of aging and it's important that
senior adults, their families, caregivers and healthcare
providers work together to prevent falls in older adults.
The Ohio Department of Aging also has a site dedicated to fall prevention. Click here to visit
To reduce falls and fall-related injuries in older adults through community collaboration, awareness, education and effective interventions.
"Falls and related injuries including hip fractures in the elderly deserves the same attention as other chronic diseases due to the significant mortality and morbidity associated with it. We could do more towards awareness and recognition of the problem and early prevention and interventions to avoid recurrence. Efforts of the Hamilton County FPTF are timely and will go a long way in achieving success in this area for our community seniors."
—Arvind Modawal, MD MPH,
Geriatrician and Associate Professor
of Family Medicine
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine