Prevent Falls

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1 in 3 older adults (65+) will experience a fall each year.

Falls-related injuries are a significant concern among aging populations. Falls prevention programs help seniors to modify their environments to prevent risks for falls and increase their mobility, balance and strength to lower their likelihood of experiencing an injury.

Learn more facts here.


Homes Safety Services has also provided us with a video on using different home modifications and their importance in standing correctly and safely!


Reduce Your Risk of Falling Today :

  • Exercise: Exercise strengthens leg muscles and improves balance, which decrease your risk of falls.
  • Be Mindful of Medications: Have a doctor or phar-macist review all your medications to help reduce the chance of risky side effects, which increase risk of falls.
  • Keep up with your Vision: Have your eyes checked every year and wear glasses or contact lenses with the right prescription strength.
  • Remove Hazards at Home: Use a home safety checklist to remove fall hazards, such as clutter, cords and poor lighting.

 

QUICK LINKS:

FACTS & FIGURES

FALL PREVENTION PROGRAMS

ABOUT FPSCC TASK FORCE


SVHAP’s Role in Community:  Works with community agencies to offer programs that empower older adults to reduce the fear of falling and training them in proven practices that help prevent falls.