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Hopkins to study how to stop seniors from falling
Hopkins to study how to stop seniors from falling

Johns Hopkins researchers will share in a $30 million grant that aims to find the best methods of preventing falls, a big problem for seniors. Ten institutions will begin recruiting seniors in the fall for a five-year study that will compare existing strategies to stop fall-related injuries. Hopkins will recruit 500-600 seniors with modifiable risk factors for a serious fall. They will be assessed for risk and either given the standard of care, which is mostly information about preventing falls, or an experimental individualized care plan. “We will identify and recruit people 75 and older who are at risk for falls and assess the effectiveness of individually tailored care plans...

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