Avoiding Injuries as You Age

Overview

As we age, it’s normal to slow down a bit, have less energy and not be as strong as we once were. These factors also make us more susceptible to injury. Injuries caused by falls are the most common reason older adults visit the emergency room, and falls are the leading cause of death in people over 65.

Reducing your risk of injuries as you age is possible if you maintain a healthy and active lifestyle, practice safety and prevention in the home, and share any health concerns with your doctor right away.

 

Basics