Falls are Preventable---NOT Inevitable.
In Iowa, falls are the leading cause of unintentional injury-related emergency room visits and hospitalizations (IDPH, 2019). Overall, each year 569 Iowans die from fall related injuries (IDPH, 2019). Over $262 million is spent for fall related hospitalizations each year in Iowa (IDPH, 2019).
The coronavirus pandemic has changed a lot of things. One thing that’s still the same? Falling is NOT a normal part of aging. Check your risk for falling by clicking HERE!