HUD released a report, "Overcoming Obstacles to Policies for Preventing Falls by the Elderly," which finds approximately one-third of adults age 65 or older fall in their home which can lead to injury, long-term disability and premature institutionalization. Fall rates among the elderly continue to increase and many people within the public health community view senior falls as a significant health concern. In an effort to reduce and prevent falls, HUD released this report recommending a holistic approach to meet the housing needs of seniors aging in place and their health needs. The report also contains a toolkit highlighting funding sources and guidance on outreach to non-traditional partners to improve service delivery for seniors.
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