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Fall Prevention

Falling is a serious health risk among senior adults. Each year, about one out of three Americans over 65 years of age experience a fall.

Not only are falls expensive to treat, but the pain and injury they cause can have negative effects on a person`s quality of life and drastically reduce a senior adult`s independence.

Falling is not a natural part of aging and it`s important that senior adults, their families, caregivers and healthcare providers work together to prevent falls in senior adults.

The Facts About Falls

 Statistics Overview for Hamilton County

  1. Falls are the leading cause of emergency department visits and hospitalizations due to injury among adults over 65.
  2. Falls are the third leading cause of injury-related deaths among senior adults over 65 in Hamilton County.
  3. Fourteen percent of Hamilton County`s population is composed of adults over 65; this group accounts for 84 percent of all fall deaths and 68 percent of all fall hospitalizations. Source: Hamilton County Injury Surveillance System, 2005
  4. In a random survey, almost eight percent of Hamilton County residents could not identify the most common risk factors for falling and nearly twelve percent of those who were surveyed did not know how to reduce the risk of falling in senior adults. Source: Greater Cincinnati Survey, 2005

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American Red Cross Greater Cincinnati-Dayton Region

2111 Dana Avenue
Cincinnati , OH  45207
http://www.cincinnatiredcross.org/

Phone: 513-579-3000
Phone Extension: N/A
Area(s) Served: Butler County,
Warren County,
Clermont County,
Clinton County,
Hamilton County
Contracted Provider: Not Applicable
Description:   The Cincinnati Region of the American Red Cross-through its network of chapters, service delivery units and national headquarter operations-provides emergency services to our community 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.  The Cincinnati Region... read more
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

1600 Clifton Rd
Atlanta , GA  30329
http://www.cdc.gov

Phone: 800-232-4636
Phone Extension:
Area(s) Served: Nationwide Contracted Provider: Not Applicable
Description:   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is an excellent resource for information and guidance on a variety of health related topics from chronic disease and smoking cessation, to fall prevention and flu shots.  Here are some particular... read more
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Hamilton County Fall Prevention Task Force

2612 Paddock Road
Cincinnati , OH  45229
http://www.fallpreventiontaskforce.org
info@pwchomerepairs.org
Phone: 513-482-5100
Phone Extension: N/A
Area(s) Served: Butler County,
Warren County,
Clermont County,
Clinton County,
Hamilton County
Contracted Provider: Not Applicable
Description:   The mission of Hamilton County Fall Prevention Task Force is to reduce falls and fall-related injuries in older adults through community collaboration, awareness, education and effective interventions. The Fall Prevention Task Force also serves Ad... read more
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The Center for Balance

550 Ohio Pike
Cincinnati , OH  45255
http://www.wepreventfalls.com
shumrickp@fuse.net
Phone: 513-231-2700
Phone Extension: N/A
Area(s) Served: Butler County,
Warren County,
Clermont County,
Clinton County,
Hamilton County
Contracted Provider: Not Applicable
Description:   The Center for Balance is not a contracted provider for the Council on Aging, they provide service to the following areas, Butler, Hamilton, Clermont, Clinton and Warren counties. The Center for Balance provides evaluation and the treatement of in... read more

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