Neighborhood environment and falls among community-dwelling older adults

Lois Beech 13/03/17 Other

This academic paper identifies how falls present a major challenge to active ageing, but the relationship between neighborhood factors and falls is poorly understood.

This study examined the relationship between fall events and neighborhood factors, including neighborhood social cohesion (sense of belonging, trust, friendliness, and helpfulness) and physical environment (vandalism/graffiti, rubbish, vacant/deserted).