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Fall and Injury Prevention

Falls often lead to hospitalizations, beginning the downward spiral that can result in long-term disability or death. The 65+ population is increasing rapidly and are at risk for injuries related to falls.. In 2005, charges for fall injuries in NYS residents age 65+ were almost $1.5 billion for hospitalizations and over $100 million for emergency department visits.

Personal risk factors Age (risk is greatest for 65+) include

Environmental risk factors include: