publication . Article . 2010

Older Californians At Risk for

Wallace, Steven; Pourat,, Nadereh; Durazo, Eva; Leos, Rosana;
Open Access English
  • Published: 13 May 2010
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: Mexico
Abstract
This policy brief examines the growing rate of repeated falls among senior citizens, comparing data from the 2003 and 2007 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS). The authors found that over half million older Californians (565,000) fell more than once in 2007—about 100,00 more seniors with repeated falls than in 2003. National guidelines by the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) and a recent synthesis of the scientific literature recommend reducing the risk of falling by older adults with a history of falls through an evaluation by a health professional with counseling on how to reduce falls, a review of medications, home modifications, exercise or physical t...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: education
free text keywords: elder, aging, falls, injuries, fall, injury, older, california, elderly, Medicine and Health Sciences, Other Public Health, Public Health and Community Nursing
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