Stand Firm on Falls Prevention!

Health care reform is driving the health care community to reexamine how fall prevention is addressed in older adults. These older adults include those living in the community who experience a fall and visit the emergency department, as well as individuals who experience a fall while receiving care during a hospitalization. Specifically, bundled payment, a…

The Far-Reaching Effects of a Fall

Although statistics show that most falls occur in the home and that older people, especially those with chronic illnesses or failing senses, are the most frequent victims, there is no shortage of such mishaps on wintry streets for both young and old. Especially not this winter, and especially not in cities and towns like Atlanta…

Administration on Aging Awards $400,000 Evidence-Based Falls Prevention Grant to Health Foundation of South Florida

For Immediate Release Contact: Shari Gantman, Health Foundation of South Florida Email: sgantman@hfsf.org Phone: 305.374.9199 Funds to help develop a statewide falls prevention system in partnership with Florida’s Aging and Disability Resource Centers MIAMI, FL., October 27, 2014— Health Foundation of South Florida (HFSF) recently received a two-year $400,000 grant from the Administration on Aging,…

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