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Missouri scores poorly on preventing falls among older adults. What can we do?

Missouri scores poorly on preventing falls among older adults. What can we do?

Missouri leads the country when it comes to the prevalence of injuries due to falls among older adults. The injuries can cause lost independence and mobility, and result in considerable medical bills. One in four adults age 65-plus will fall this year. Why this problem is most acute in Missouri is not exactly known. On Wednesday’s St. Louis on the Air , host Don Marsh discussed risk factors and how to prevent falls. Joining him for the discussion were: Juliet Simone, Community Health Manager,

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