Falling is one of the most common causes of disability in later life and is also one of the most preventable. This book provides an enormous body of fall-related research that has been organized by the author into easy, digestible information for geriatric health professionals. Extensively updated and revised for its second edition, the book has direct clinical applications and strategies for preventing and managing falls. It also contains new information on the physical, psychological, and social complications of falling. For physicians, nurses, administrators, and staff in long-term and other geriatric care settings, this book will be an essential resource.