Falls are a major concern for older adults, and those living alone are particularly vulnerable. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are the leading cause of injury and injury-related deaths in adults aged 65 and older. In this age group, one out of four individuals will experience a fall each year.
Living alone can further increase the risk of falls due to factors such as social isolation, limited mobility, and the lack of assistance from others. Older adults living alone may also delay seeking medical attention after a fall, which can lead to further complications and prolonged recovery time.