Thousands of elderly Americans fall in their homes each year, often due to factors that can be modified for fall prevention in advance. As people age, muscle degeneration occurs, which weakens both strength and balance. Chronic conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and arthritis can cause balance disorders, cognitive impairment and weakness in the extremities. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are the leading cause of death, injury and hospitalization in people 65 and older. Read on for 6 Tips for at home Fall Prevention.