Falls are one of the leading causes of unintentional injuries in the United States, accounting for approximately 8.9 million visits to the emergency department annually (according to the National Council on Aging).
Adults 55 and older are more prone to becoming victims of falls, and the resulting injuries can diminish the ability to lead active, independent lives. The number of fall deaths among those 65 and older is four times the number of fall deaths among all other age groups.
If you would like more information on Fall Prevention classes for your home or business, please contact our Community Education Coordinator at 561-838-5420.
Also please download the Fall Mobility Plan to help assist your planning for a safe home environment.