Why fall prevention is important for healthy aging
According to the CDC, over 1 in 4 older Americans fall each year.
Whether it’s you or someone you know, everyone has been touched by the impact of a bad fall.
These events can be difficult to overcome, and often tragic. Beyond the immediate impact of falls, the experience of falling can lead to a decline in physical and mental health for individuals affected. In addition to presenting personal challenges, falls are also considered to be a major public health crisis in the U.S. In fact, falls are the number one cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries for Americans over 65. Many older adults don’t report falls to their healthcare providers, so don’t receive the help they need to prevent future falls. In addition, the annual medical cost of falls is over $50 billion and this number is only increasing.
This isn’t the end of the fall story. We’re here to change the game in the world of falls because falls are preventable. That’s why we’re going all out for Fall Prevention Awareness Month. We at Bold are committed to help each and every adult over 65 prevent future falls. Bold balance programs are proven to reduce the burden of falls by 46%. Whether you're 65 or 105, you can start to improve your balance today. Join us for the #BoldBalanceChallenge, special events, newsletters, blog posts, and announcements throughout the month. Move Bold. Age Well.