Our Fall Prevention Program was designed in 2012 to help inform and educate the public on the causes of falls in older adults to include assessments, inspections, and health promotion measures which can be taken to reduce the risk of falls in this age group.
Research has shown that falls are a common cause of injuries, hospitalization, and functional decline among older adults and through multifaceted programs addressing multiple risk factors for falls the frequency can be greatly reduced.
Fall Prevention Tips
Basic fall prevention for older adults consists of these 5 simple components:
Hazard Free Environments
Knowing Your Limitations
La Porte EMS goes out into the community and gives presentations on this topic along with informing the public that they can call our EMS Headquarters and schedule a free in-home safety inspection to help reduce the risk of falling.