Falls can result in hip fractures, broken bones, and head injuries.
Even falls without a major injury can cause an older adult to become fearful or depressed, making it difficult for them to stay active.
The good news about falls is that most of them can be prevented. The key is to know where to look. Here are some common factors that can lead to a fall:
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Researchers say lack of health insurance coverage is a big reason older adults in the United States lag behind seniors in other developed nations.
The United States may not be the best place to be a senior citizen.A recent study that examined the health of people aged 65 years and older in the United States and 10 other high-income countries found that American seniors were sicker and more likely to face barriers in accessing healthcare than their counterparts in other countries.
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