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Fall Prevention

Fall Prevention

Falls, with or without injury, can have lasting effects on adults, negatively impacting their way of life.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…one in four Americans aged 65 and over falls each year. Every eleven seconds, an older adult is seen in the emergency room for a fall. Every nineteen minutes, an older adult dies as a result from a fall.

The impact of a fall can be long-lasting, leading to diminished physical activity, physical decline, worsen depression, cause social isolation, or feelings of helplessness.

Risks of falls can be diminished with gait and balance training, strength training, Tai Chi or dance, and aerobics.

Ask your HealthTexas physician about our “Fall Prevention” classes, or to also take care of your osteoporosis screening…and remember: KEEP MOVING!

Dr. Claudia Aguero


Fall Prevention Facts:

  • 1 in 4 Americans 65+ falls each year
  • Every 11 seconds, an older adult is seen in E.R. for a fall
  • Every 19 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall”

    Effects of Falls

  • Diminished physical activity
  • physical decline
  • worsen depression
  • social isolation
  • helpless feelings”

    Fall Prevention

  • Gait and balance training
  • Strength training
  • Tai Chi or dance
  • Aerobics”