Assessing a Fall Prevention Program for Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities

The increasing incidence of falls and their associated health consequences emphasise the necessity of investing in prevention strategies and funding for fall prevention programs. While the risk of falling does rise with age, it can be reduced through measures such as reducing modifiable risk factors, raising awareness about fall prevention, encouraging preventive behaviours, and enhancing screening and referrals for those at risk of falling. The Safe at Home program improved fall prevention in Washington, DC, by offering comprehensive services, including in-home accessibility adaptations such as grab bars, safety railings, stair lifts, and bathtub cutouts.

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