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Injury Prevention

Preventable injuries associated with home hazards, such as fractured hips due to tripping over doorsills or unsecured area rugs, are major causes of disability and the 5th leading cause of death for older adults. Minor situations often ignored or undetected can escalate into greater safety hazards. Repeated episodes of food left cooking unattended can advance from scorched pans to apartment fires with causalities. In this section, you will find information on fire and falls hazards from the United States Fire Administration, the New York City Fire Department, and the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.

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