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DPHHS Offers Program to Help Elderly Montanans Reduce Falls


October 2, 2019

Department of Public Health and Human Services officials say that every 11 seconds in the United States an older adult ends up in the emergency room as a result of a fall.

In fact, in a recent report about the burden of falls in Montana, falls are the third leading cause of accidental deaths for older adults in the state.

According to DPHHS Falls Prevention Program Manager Melissa Dale, falls can have lasting consequences on the elderly. “Falls can result in a variety of injuries in adults aged 65 years and older, including hip fractures and head trauma,” Dale said. “Once an older a...

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