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.

Community members celebrate Falls Prevention Awareness Day at the North River Civic Center in Hixson.

The good news is, many falls can be prevented with:

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Resources – Download information about home safety, medication management, vision and hearing tests, safe footware, managing chronic conditions, and more. Resources are available for health care and social service providers as well, to help older adult patients and clients reduce falls.

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