By 2030, the number of U.S. adults aged 65 or older will more than double to about 71 million (CDC, 2015). With these rapidly changing demographics, fall prevention and home modification programs provide preventative support for aging in place. The lack of fall prevention services is both costly and impacts quality of life for older adults. $50 million dollars were spent on medical costs due to falls in 2015 (Florence, et al., 2018). By reviewing the literature and critically evaluating the results of the research studies, conclusions can be made as to the most effective fall prevention methods for older adults.
WMU ScholarWorks Citation
Collins, Alyssa and Weston, Kate, "Impact of Fall Prevention and Home Modification Programs for Older Adults" (2019). Occupational Therapy Graduate Student Evidenced-Based Research Reviews. 47.