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Falls Prevention & Risk Mitigation

Preventing Falls

Falls are not a normal part of aging, and are in fact the number one cause of fatal injuries among older adults.

At Age Well, we institute a falls risk assessment at the onset of care, and work to help older Vermonters prevent falls every day.

Risk Assessments

After every Meals on Wheels referral, an Age Well Wellness Benefits Counselor visits the client to talk about benefits they may be eligible for, perform a depression screening and conduct a falls risk assessment.

The results of the screenings and risk assessment are sent to the client’s primary care provider. If you score high on the falls risk assessment, the Wellness Benefits Counselor may suggest seeking home care support and go over available options.

Falls Free Vermont

Age Well is an active member of Falls Free Vermont, a coalition of organizations and individuals with a mission to reduce preventable falls and fall-related injuries and deaths in older adults. At Falls Free Vermont, they strive to meet our mission through the following goals and activities:

  • Provide statewide resources
  • Raise awareness
  • Increase education & training

Fall Prevention Methods

Age Well offers evidence-based wellness activities like Tai Chi to help reduce stiffness and pain and keep joints mobile. Taught by certified trainers, there is no charge for these classes, but donations are gratefully received.

Contact the Helpline at 1-800-624-5119 for more information and to learn about what services we can provide you.

“By doing Tai Chi, not only is my balance more stable standing and walking, but it’s also allowed me to be discharged from outpatient physical therapy for both my hip and wrist sooner!”

– Diane

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Give us a call! Call the Helpline at 1-800-642-5119 for more information and learn about what services we can provide you.

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