State of Rhode Island
Department of Health
Falls are one of the leading causes of injury for all age groups, from infants to older adults. Falls at home and in the community are preventable.
Falling is a natural part of childhood as children learn new skills, test their limits, and explore things around them. Most falls are harmless. However, some falls can result in serious injury, including open wounds, fractures, broken bones, or even brain injury. more
Most fall-related hospitalizations in Rhode Island occur among people age 65 and older. more