While anyone can suffer serious injuries or complications after a fall, older populations are especially at risk. Every year, millions of adults who are 65 or older suffer from serious injuries caused by falls. These include hip fractures, traumatic brain injury, and more.
Falls are especially dangerous for older individuals, and over 20,000 deaths are attributed to falls within this demographic. This number has been on the rise for years, and alarmingly, the CDC has reported that almost 2,000 of these incidents occur within nursing home facilities on a yearly basis.