As you get older, physical changes and health conditions — and sometimes the medications used to treat those conditions — make falls more likely.

In fact, falls are a leading cause of injury among older adults. In Clark County, falls are the number one cause of injury-related emergency room visits and they are the leading cause of injury-related death for Clark County residents 65 years and older. Falls are also costly. Annual national medical expenses for older adult falls cost over $31 billion, with costs expected to surge unless preventive measures are adopted.

Let’s take a stand against falls

Many falls and fall-related injuries can be prevented. The risk of falling can be reduced by following these tips:

Join us for a free falls prevention screening and classes starting in September and October. Download the flyers to learn more:

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