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Prevent falls and stay independent longer

by Janet Hackert, Regional Nutrition and Health Education Specialist

Each year more than one third of adults 65 years and older fall. Of these falls, 20-30% result in injuries that reduce mobility. Men and women over 75 who have fallen are four to five times more likely to end up needing the extra assistance provided in a nursing home and experience at least temporary loss of some independence. These can

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