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How do LIFE programs address the issue of elderly people falling?

Dr. Arun S. Rao, MD
Geriatric Medicine Specialist

LIFE (Living Independently for Elders) programs address the issue of elderly people falling by being aware of the risk of falling (close to 35 to 40 percent of all adults living in the community over the age of 65 fall at some point) and staying in tune and in touch with participants and families. This enables the LIFE program to plan interventions to prevent the fall or try to prevent, at least, a bad thing happening from the fall.

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