Prepared by the ECCL’s Health Council and the “Fall’s” Sub-Committee
More people over 65 in Lee County die from a fall than all people who die in a motor vehicle crash.
One in four people over 65 will fall each year. Lee Health Emergency Departments have over 1000 fall-related visits a year from Estero area residents. Lee County has an average of 164 fall-related deaths a year in people over age 65. That’s the bad news – more than one every three days. The ECCL’s Health Council is anxious to help you minimize the risk of falling by emphasizing the actions that will help to enhance your safety.
The good news is that many falls are preventable.
Falls are not a normal part of aging. Here’s what you can do to reduce your risk of a fall.