What can I do to help prevent falls?
Speaking Up About Your Concerns
Fall risk screening identifies older adults at increased risk of falls who may need a more detailed multifactorial fall risk assessment and intervention, which can in turn prevent falls and fall-related injury.
Falls screening tools are sensitive, brief, and easy to complete assessments that attempt to identify individuals at a higher than average risk for falling who would likely benefit from a more in-depth evaluation.
Just like with personal health concerns, you are also encouraged to speak up if you wish to address common fall risk factors that may be present in your community. The sense of connection and satisfaction that comes from giving back close to home, can be palpable. In addition, participating in community programs, local events, or neighborhood initiatives introduces you to like-minded, passionate individuals...