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Falls Prevention

Falls is a significant and largely preventable public health problem and the leading cause of death by unintentional injury in Connecticut. Statistics show that 1 in 3 older adults is at risk for a fall. A fall with injury is often the beginning of a serious decline for older adults that can include hospitalizations, surgery, and nursing home admission.

Ledge Light Health District's Falls Prevention Coalition was formed with diverse community partners in May 2014. The coalition's mission is to identify needs and resources to help decrease the incidence of falls in our senior population. Any community partner or individual interested in forming the coalition can contact Kris Magnussen at 860-448-4882 ext. 331 or kmagnussen@llhd.org.

Free-In Home Safety Evaluations

 Falls Prevention Resource Guide

The LLHD Falls Prevention Coalition developed the following resource guide on falls prevention for seniors. It is divided into four sections that MAPS out how to prevent falls: Medications, Assessment, Physical activity, and Safety. Click the image below to download a copy of the resource guide.

    

Six Steps to Prevent a Fall

 Video in Spanish (source: the National Council on Aging)

 

Helpful Resources

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 Medications Resources:

Assessment Resources:

 Physical Activity Resources:

Safety Resources: