“Falls in older adults are the third leading cause of chronic disability. Strength and balance exercises can reduce falls.1 A home-based strength and balance training program reduced falls in community-dwelling people who were at least 75 years old.2The most effective method to prevent additional falls among older people who have previously fallen is not established.”

This study found that “a home-based exercise program reduced subsequent falls in community-dwelling older adults who sought medical attention after a fall. The rate of reduction was similar to results of a meta-analysis of 4 randomized trials of these home-based exercises in community-dwelling older adults selected on age alone (ie, primary fall prevention).28 This trial provides new evidence by demonstrating benefits of a home-based exercise program in secondary fall prevention.”

Effect of a Home-Based Exercise Program on Subsequent Falls Among Community-Dwelling High-Risk Older Adults After a FallA Randomized Clinical Trial (2019) by Liu-Ambrose et al. via JAMA.

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