Falls Can Be Prevented!
Falls are most often caused by environmental factors such as unsafe homes or communities, gait and balance disorders or medical issues.
Our fall prevention programs are designed to address the multiple factors that contribute to falling and to encourage and motivate older adults, their family members, community providers and communities to adopt fall safe practices. In order to assure that programs are based on research and best practices, our fall prevention programs are being developed with technical assistance from the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence.
Community Education and Awareness
- Public service information about fall safety
- Screening events and health fairs
- Workshops for older adults and organizations on assessing risk factors and steps to prevent falls
Physical Activity to Improve Balance and Mobility
- Resource and referral lists for local physical activity programs for older adults
- Community physical activity demonstrations
Home Safety Assessments and Access to Affordable Home Modification
- Onsite home safety assessments
- Information and education about home modification
- Referrals for services and products
- Products and devices for low income seniors (limited quantities)
Falls Risk Assessments and Follow-up
- Work with hospitals, providers and first responders to identify older adults who have fallen or are at risk
- Assess risk factors for falls
- Develop plans to reduce risks and make referrals
Training for Senior-Serving Organizations, Facilities and Institutions
- Training for staff in multifactorial approaches and evidence-based practices
- Fall prevention best practices resources and information
- Access to experts in the field and evidence-based programs
- Public and institutional policies and procedures to reduce falls risk
- Accessible transportation and communities
- Coordinated services among providers
For information about any of the programs: Contact Us Online or call 707-255-5328.