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New Mexico Adult Falls Death Rate Decreases September 26, 2017 - Older Adult Falls - Awareness

Today, the New Mexico Department of Health reports that the state’s death rate from falls among adults ages 65 and over declined more than 12 percent in 2016 from the 2015 rate, when New Mexico had the fourth-highest older adult falls rate in the nation. 2016 national data has not yet been release... « read more »



Older Adults Have the Power to Prevent a Fall September 21, 2016 - Older Adult Falls - Information

The National Council on Aging estimates every 11 seconds in America, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall; every 19 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall. That’s scary stuff if you’re 65 and over, or know and love someone who is. « read more »



Falls are Leading Cause of Emergency Room Visits and Hospitalizations for 65+ September 20, 2016 - Older Adult Falls - Awareness

Governor Susanna Martinez, in partnership with the New Mexico Department of Health, New Mexico Adult Fall Prevention Coalition, the Healthy Aging Collaborative, and Aging and Long Term Services Department, are working together to raise awareness that older adult falls are not a normal part of aging... « read more »



New Mexico Fall Prevention Awareness Day September 23, 2015 - Older Adult Falls - Awareness

Governor Susanna Martinez, in partnership with the New Mexico Department of Health, New Mexico Adult Fall Prevention Coalition, the Healthy Aging Collaborative, and Aging and Long Term Services Department, are working together to raise awareness that older adult falls are not a normal part of aging... « read more »



New Mexico Adult Falls Death Rate Decreases December 2, 2014 - Older Adult Falls - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that the adult fall-related death rate decreased 9.5% from 2011 through 2013. The fall-related death rate among adults aged 65 and older in New Mexico declined to 79.6/100,000, nearly the same rate as in 2002, according to a New Mexico Epidemiolog... « read more »



Free Screenings for Fall Risk at State Fair September 12, 2014 - Older Adult Falls - Awareness

Governor Susana Martinez, in partnership with the New Mexico Department of Health, New Mexico Adult Fall Prevention Coalition, the Healthy Aging Collaborative, and Aging and Long Term Services Department, are working together to raise awareness that older adult falls are not a normal part of aging a... « read more »



Saving Seniors From the Fall January 29, 2014 - Older Adult Falls - Safety

The New Mexico Department of Health reports fall-related injury is the leading cause of unintentional injury death, hospitalization and emergency room visits for New Mexico seniors ages 65 and older. « read more »



Fall-Related Injuries January 27, 2014 - Older Adult Falls - Safety

The New Mexico Department of Health reports that fall-related injury is the leading cause of unintentional injury death, hospitalization and emergency room visits for New Mexico seniors ages 65 and older. Seniors accounted for 245 out of 300 fall-related deaths (82%) in New Mexico in 2012. « read more »