Preventing Falls and Unintentional Injury Prevention
Ardent Solutions is working to create a community where older adults can live safe, healthy and independent lives. While falls are a threat to the health of older adults and can significantly limit their ability to remain self-sufficient, the opportunity to reduce falls has never been better. The Allegany County Fall Prevention Collaborative is investing in proven interventions that can reduce falls and help older adults live better and longer.
Know the Facts about Falls
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention:
How Can You Prevent Falls?
Older adults can stay independent and reduce their chances of falling. They can:
Who's at Risk?
Am I at Risk?
1. Have I fallen in the last year?
2. Do I feel unsteady when standing or walking?
3. Do I worry about Falling?
If you answered "Yes" to any one of these questions, talk to your healthcare provider about a fall assessment. You may be considered at increased risk of falling.
Many Falls Can Be Prevented. Learn how to decrease your risk for falls by calling Erin Gorham at 585-593-5223, ext. 1015 or by emailing at firstname.lastname@example.org.