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TRH To Offer A Fall Prevention Program – Transylvania County, NC


Last updated 12/23/2019 at 4:17pm

One out of three adults 65 years of age and older will experience a fall this year, and less than half will report the fall to the doctor. By not reporting a fall, a person misses the opportunity to address the cause and prevent a future event. Statistics also show that a person who has fallen is twice as likely to fall a second time within the year.

Falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injury and hip fracture, and while not every fall will result in serious injury, one out of five will. In North Carolina it is estimated that each week falls account for 1,189 emergency department...

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