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SENIORS COUNCIL FALLS PREVENTION PROGRAM

Services and Support

Seniors Council Falls Prevention Staff and Partner Organizations can speak with you or a caregiver about your own experience with falls - - or fear of falling - - to help devise a falls prevention strategy and recommend some practical steps you can take to help avoid a fall or mitigate the severity of a fall when it does occur.

We offer . . . .

  • Falls prevention information and educational materials, as well as tailored community presentations for groups and events. Call (831) 688-0400 ext. 113 or e-mail fallsprevention@seniorscouncil.org

  • Individual In-Home Falls Risk and Safety Assessments, administered by trained professional staff, in-home and at your convenience, or remotely via the following self-administered assessment tools. Call (831) 688-0400 ext. 113 or e-mail fallsprevention@seniorscouncil.org

  • No-cost professional referral service to local strength and balance classes, as well as telephone and web-based virtual alternatives to help you remain fall free, or help improve and maintain your strength and balance to avoid future falls.

  • No-cost professional referral service to local volunteer organizations and professional contractors for installing safety devices such as grab bars or hand railings, installing passive safety lighting, and in making limited falls prevention-related repairs to the home. Certain eligibility criteria apply. (Please note that this support has been temporarily suspended owing to health and safety precautions associated with addressing COVID-19.)

  • Medical Guardian GPS-enabled personal emergency response (safety pendant) systems through Companion For Life (CFL), so that falls can be detected and emergency help can be summoned.