Falls are the main cause of injury in older people

Globally, about one in three older adults experience a fall each year.
Globally, about one in three older adults experience a fall each year.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

SINGAPORE - Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan, 66, said recently that he fractured his left arm when he hastily got out of bed to go to the toilet. The resulting fall led to a three-hour operation and a two-week stay at Singapore General Hospital.

Globally, about one in three older adults experience a fall each year.

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