PHP: Fall Risk and Prevention in VT

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Posted by rpage on 05/26/2021

Falls are a major risk for older patients. Thanks for your focus on prevention and congratulations to the authors.

Posted by adonova4 on 05/26/2021 Reply to rpage

We completely agree and we really enjoyed learning about how this particular issue impacts Vermont residents! Thank you for your comment!

Posted by ccmccart on 05/26/2021

What a great project, wish I could have worked on this one. Solid work Falls Group!!

Posted by adonova4 on 05/26/2021 Reply to ccmccart

Thank you! Maybe you can work with us in the future. The more the merrier :)

Posted by careilly on 05/26/2021

Great work! I'm curious if the Falls Free VT Coalition makes any home visits to help make fall reduction recommendations, and if so, what their process is like? I worked briefly on an in-home falls project for the VA and the biggest barrier always seemed to be adapting to changes in one's home or lifestyle without feeling like they were losing agency. For example, throw rugs become common fall hazards for the elderly, but people like their rugs and don't comfortable making the change.