Spectrum Generations understands that falls are a serious concern for many older adults in our community. In participation with the national Falls Free® Initiative’s Strong Today – Falls Free® Tomorrow theme for Falls Prevention Awareness Day (September 23, 2014), Spectrum Generations recognizes the important roles professionals, older adults, caregivers, and family members play in raising awareness and preventing falls in the older adult population.
Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries for those 65 years of age and over. Every 14 seconds, an older adult is seen in an emergency department for a fall-related injury. The chances of falling and of being seriously injured in a fall increase with age.