Roaring Branch Cabins

  • Falls are the leading cause of accidental death among people 65 or older in Vermont.
  • While the greatest number of fall-related hospitalizations occurred among Vermont residents between the ages of 66-84 years, those ages 85 years and older had the highest rate of fall-related hospitalizations (5,712 per 100,000 people) and fall-related emergency department visits (7,157 per 100,000 people).
  • Each year, more people 65 or older in Vermont die from falls than in motor vehicle crashes.
  • Vermont’s fall death rate for residents 65 and older has increased by 423% from 2000 to 2009.

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