Analyzing the problem of falls among older people

Int J Gen Med. 2012;5:805-13. doi: 10.2147/IJGM.S32651. Epub 2012 Sep 28.

Abstract

Falls are a serious problem facing the elderly. The prevention of falls that contribute to disability, mainly in elderly people, is an important issue. Ensuring the greatest possible functionality for elderly people is an important element in the prevention of disability. This paper analyzes the importance of falls, risk factors for falls, and interventions to prevent falls. Recent publications as well as research regarding the prevention and rehabilitation for falls are reviewed.

Keywords: elderly; falls; rehabilitation; risk factors.