Dangers around the home cause thousands of unintentional deaths per year. And falls are the cause of the most common fatal and nonfatal injuries among older adults.
According to the Centers for Disease Control:
In 2010, 2.3 million nonfatal fall injuries among older adults were treated in emergency departments, with more than 662,000 of these patients hospitalized.
In 2010, the direct medical costs of falls, adjusted for inflation, was $30 billion.
Between 20% and 30% of falls among adults...