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We All Fall As We Age, Right?

Lifeweavers (Occupational Therapist)

We All Fall As We Age, Right?

Around 1 in 3 Singaporeans over 50 suffer from falls every year. In 2006, injurious falls cost $6.8 billion in hospital admissions, this is not including the indirect costs such as out-patient appointments and families taking time off work. The statistics also tell us 50% of the elderly who have fallen will fall again the following year. These statistics are expected to rise with the increase in the aging population and the reason why Falls Prevention is key with the elderly. We all fall as we age, right? We often hear people say that falling is a “natural” part of...

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