Falls at any age can be dangerous, but particularly so for the elderly. Not only because they can result in serious injuries, but because advanced age, and myriad health issues that are typically present at this stage of life, can complicate recovery or even increase the risk of death. So, the importance of preventing this leading cause of injury cannot be understated. Many elderly patients of chiropractic and orthopedic clinics are there as a result of injuring from falling, injuries which can largely be prevented with certain precautions in place. While there is no way to 100 percent bullet-proof your elderly loved one from ever experiencing a fall, these health care professionals note there are several steps you can take to minimize that risk as much as possible.