Falls among older adults are a leading cause of emergency department and hospital admissions in Hamilton County, Tennessee and the main reason why older adults lose their independence.
The good news is, many falls can be prevented with:
- Regular physical activity
- Fall risk assessment by a healthcare provider
- Annual medication review
- Annual eye exam and hearing assessment
- Safe and supportive home environment
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Fall Prevention Chattanooga Partnership members represent professionals in health care, social services, wellness, community planning, senior living, first responders, faith-based organizations, academia and other sectors that serve older adults in Hamilton County, Tennessee.
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The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department is not responsible for content included on listed sites, nor does the agency endorse these organizations or establishments. Sites are merely listed for information purposes. Please note that these lists are not complete and are provided to give the user a starting point in locating resources in the Chattanooga-Hamilton County area.