Falls Prevention

Elderly person on the floor next to a walkerFalls are normally not a serious health problem. However, they are more dangerous for seniors since aging causes bones to weaken and break more easily. Being physically active to maintain strong bones and muscles, and getting regular check-ups to address any health issues, can help prevent falls.

Resources selected by Barbara Renner, Health Sciences Library, UNC-Chapel Hill.
Last reviewed August 19, 2020

Last updated August 19, 2020 at 1:33 pm