Falling can be tremendously dangerous for older people. There are many influencing factor to this problem, such as their deteriorated physical condition (less muscle strength and body balance, loss of vision and hearing, postural hypotension), health-care-related factors like increased use of medications that can cause falling predisposing states (dizziness, sleepiness, sedation) or external factors like steps and misplaced objects in the household. Preventing falls is without a doubt one of the most important health care practices for older adults, and this should be promoted both by health professionals as well as by their families. It is clear that prevention programs that include exercise and education can be of great help to reduce this undesired and potentially serious event.
Great resources can be found on the internet to reduce the risk of falling, for example, the STEADI program for older adults' fall prevention (used as the base for this study) by the CDC, which can be found in this link https://www.cdc.gov/steadi/patient.html