According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) . . . . • 30 million older adults fall each year - resulting in about 30,000 deaths. • 3 million older adults are treated for a fall injury. • 1 out of every 5 falls causes a serious injury, such as broken bones or a head injury. • Each year at least 300,000 older people are hospitalized for hip fractures. • More than 95% of hip fracture are caused by falling - usually by falling sideways. • Women fall more often than men and account for 3/4 of all hip fractures.