Falls in Australia due to accidents and/or lack of balance in the aged are also the greatest cause of death and quality of life deterioration in the elderly and are not attended to well enough by our public health system. We once helped the elderly crossroads, giving them a seat and generally offering assistance. However not anymore.
US health officials consider falls to be the leading cause of injury-related death for people who are 65 years of age or older. About 64 out of 100,000 elderly people die as a result of accidental falls, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.