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While it is not clear why deaths from falls are rising, one thing is clear, falls are preventable. Webmd.com’s article, Study: Older Americans are Dying More From Falls, states that caregivers need to know that falls are preventable and encourage their loved one to talk to their doctor regarding their risk of falling.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that each year, one out of every four Americans over the age of 65 experiences a fall. More troubling, that number is rising.