Check out the resources below to share with the community to prevent falls!
Each year, more than 1.6 million older U.S. adults go to emergency departments for fall-related injuries (NIHSeniorHealth.gov). Falls are the number one cause of fractures, hospital admissions for trauma, loss of independence, and injury deaths among older adults. Many falls can be prevented, please take a look at the resources below for ways to safe proof a home, how to prevent falls, and great local fall prevention resources.
Falls Prevention Awareness Day is September 22, 2017
Fall Prevention Awareness Week is September 22 - 28, 2017
Useful Fall Resources:
Other fall resources can be found at these websites:
Other County Resources: