Falls among the elderly, whether at home or in specialized institutions, are frequent and unfortunately have many repercussions on the autonomy of seniors. In fact, falls are the 3rd most common cause of admission to acute care and the leading cause of fatal accidents among seniors. Thus, it represents a real scourge resulting from various personal, behavioral or environmental factors.
What are the causes? What are the direct and indirect consequences of a fall in the elderly? How can falls be prevented and detected before they happen?[Read more…] about Fall of the elderly : causes, consequences and prevention