1, 4, 11, and 19.  These numbers have a lot in common. There are 1 in 4 adults age 65 and older who fall each year.  An older adult is seen in an emergency department every 11 seconds, and they’re often one of the deaths that occur every 19 minutes in our country from a fall-related incident. These are just some of the numbers that contribute to one of our country’s most significant epidemics to date:  falling among seniors.

Falls are one of the most frequent and serious problems facing the elderly. Falls have a proven association with mortality, morbidity, reduced functionality, and premature nursing home admissions.  They’re usually the result of multiple and diverse risk factors and situations that many times can be corrected, and their interaction is affected by age, disease, and the presence of hazards in the environment.

Harmony Health Solutions has created a page of leading materials and blogs to help you maintain control of your independence. The following educational materials and tools should help improve fall prevention among seniors.

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Family Caregivers

Did you know that family and caregivers have the power to help protect their loved ones from falling? click to learn!

Check for Safety

Did you know that you have the power to eliminate hazards in your home? Click to learn!

Stay Independent

Did you know that you have the power to control your independence? Click to Learn!

What You Can Do to Prevent Falls

Did you know that some simple changes could help avoid falling? Click to learn!

Chair Rise Exercise

Did you know that this simple exercise can provide strength and stability? Click to learn!

Postural Hypotension

Did you know that you could be at a higher risk if you suffer from postural hypotension? Click to learn!

Stay Independent: Prevent Falls

Did you know that you have the power to control your independence? Click to Learn!

Older Adult Falls: A Growing Danger

Did you know that you do not need to become a statistic? Click to learn!