As people age, their ability to fall diminishes and as a result, may falls end in hospital stays, or even worse, fatality. Here is an innovated approach used by the Dutch in this New York Times’ Article.
Just as in the Netherlands, there has been an increase in the number of elderly in the US, so too is there an increase in the number of deaths caused by falls. Experts indicate that this increase is due in part to people living longer, the types of medications uses, and a general lack of activity. This would be a great program to be imported to the United States as well.