Madison (WKOW) -- From WI Dept. of Health Services: As the leaves begin to change color, state health officials are reminding residents of the need to protect against falls.
Falls can be prevented.
Reducing the risk of falling helps maintain the quality of life and independence for Wisconsin's older adults.
Many factors contribute to falls, including individual and environmental factors.
Below are some tips to prevent falls:
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about half of all falls happen at home.
Below are some tips to help make your home safer: