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Occupational Therapy and Prevention of Falls

Slips, trips, and falls in and around the home are frequently the cause of injuries to older adults. In 2012, an estimated 3.2 million older adults received medical treatment for injuries related to falls, with many of these injuries resulting in decreased independence, a need for long-term-care support, and increased risk for early death. There we...

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Falls Are Common and Costly, But Can Be Prevented

One-third of adults over the age of 65 are likely to fall this year, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)1, and they probably won’t be the only ones harmed. "It's important to realize that falls among older persons, with their staggering physical, emotional as well as economic consequences, have the potential t...

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