According to a recent CDC report, “one out of four older adults will fall each year…making falls a public health concern, particularly among the aging population.” 

Every year, millions of American seniors aged 65+ suffer from falls that cause severe injuries. Falls also increase the frequency of emergency room visits, impacting the healthcare system. Bone fractures and breaks, as well as head trauma are common injuries resulting from falls. Fall risks for seniors have many long-term implications such as hospitalization, injury, and the need for ongoing physical therapy. Recognizing the symptoms, and causes of falls are key to reducing their impact on seniors. 

Causes & Symptoms

The most common cause of falls is old age. As the human body gets older, our depth perception, cognitive abilities and our sense of balance begin to change. This causes common household items like small stools, steps, and even bathtubs to become areas of concern. 

One study, conducted by the government of Canada, found that the following risk factors increased the likelihood of falls:


Falls also have long-term health implications with hospitalization and injury recovery.

Extended hospitalization due to a fall can be difficult to navigate at any age. Add underlying factors like age and chronic conditions, and it becomes more complex.

Injury recovery from a fall can be a lengthy process for older adults. It also impacts daily life and decisions on different fronts. 


While falls are a common occurrence in the 65+ aged population, they do not have to be the norm. Older adults can utilize multiple options and tools to help reduce the risk of falls and live safe, independent, and healthy lives.

Care Mountain

At Care Mountain, for over 17 years, we have focused experience providing in-home care and support for you or your loved ones across the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex for over 4000 families. Our thorough and extensive hiring process ensures that we work with experienced caregivers who understand the multiple factors that require in-home caregiving and can help provide a safe and supportive environment for your loved one.

 Our experience also helps us provide a nuanced and personalized level of care throughout Dallas and Ft. Worth areas. Caregiving is a full-time requirement that most family members cannot provide on a part-time basis. 

Care Mountain’s extensive network of in-home caregivers can provide support across the Metroplex across Plano, Allen, McKinney, Preston Hollow, Dallas, Highland Park, Fort Worth, Southlake, Arlington and many more. Contact us today to see how we can help provide support and 24/7 care to help you or your loved one navigate their journey of in-home care.

2022-11-30 14:49:15

Fall Risk Among Seniors – A MAJOR Problem