The mission of the Falls Prevention Task Force in Santa Clara County (FPSCC) is to bring together health care, public health, aging services providers, academia, funders, and many others to work together to reduce the risks of falls among older adults through advocacy, resource development, and community and provider education.
1 in 4 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.
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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 pharmacist review all your medications to help reduce the chance of risky side effects, which increase the risk of falls.
Remove Hazards at Home: Use a home safety checklist to remove fall hazards, such as clutter, cords and poor lighting.