Preventing Trips, Slips, Falls, and TBIs
Falls are the leading cause of Traumatic Brain Injuries and one of the leading causes of unintentional injuries in the United States. Falls account for 40% of all TBIs in the United States and approximately 8.9 million visits to the emergency department.
Falls disproportionately affect the youngest and oldest age groups. More than half (55%) of TBIs among children 0-14 years were caused by falls. More than two-thirds (81%) of TBIs in adults aged 65 and older are caused by falls.
Common Locations for Falls
Fall Prevention Tips