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Checklist for Reducing Fall Risk

At Affiliated Foot & Ankle Care, we know that at every age, patients face different podiatric challenges. September 23rd is Falls Prevention Awareness Day, and this is a topic that’s very important for our senior patients and those who love them. Each year, one in four adults over the age of 65 will suffer a fall. These injuries can be quite debilitating, and in fact, are the leading cause of trauma-related hospital admissions for older patients, as well as the number one cause of fatal injuries to seniors.

Fortunately, there are many ways to lower your fall risk. Below is a checklist for senior patients. Use it to ensure that you are doing everything you can to make sure you prevent falls.

Falls are not a natural part of aging. If you have questions about reducing your risk or are experiencing any foot discomfort, contact our Edison (732-204-6630), Monroe (732-204-6802) or Monmouth Junction (732-204-6945) office today.

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