What is a Fall?
- Falling is defined as the “act of unintentionally coming to rest on the ground, floor, or other lower level”.
- Falls are not a normal part of aging.
- Falls are preventable.
Personal Consequences Related to Falls
- Increased risk of untimely/abrupt death
- Disability and decreased independence
- Diminished social interaction
- Premature institutionalization
See The Fall Cycle page for more information on The Fall Cycle.