Fall Prevention

We Care About Your Safety

You can beat the odds.
Our program makes it possible.

For many older adults, the possibility of a fall is something they may not even consider until after they have already fallen. Our goal is to intercept and educate our older patients about their fall risk as a preventative measure, instead of dealing with a fall after the fact.

Through our insightful and dynamic program, you will become more empowered to safely enjoy your life.

You Can Maintain Independence

Learn more about how we will help you find ways to make your home safer and your body stronger.

Fall Prevention Statistics

Older adults account for 16% of the Ohio population

Yet they account for 85% of fatal falls in Ohio

Our program has been proven to reduce falls by at least 30%

Fall Prevention Class Locations

If you are interested in participating in our fall prevention classes, please contact your COPC physician for a referral.

Reynoldsburg Police Station

7240 E Main St.
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

Westerville Fall Prevention - 655 Africa Road

655 Africa Road
Westerville, OH 43082

(614) 519-1108

Fall Prevention Class Outline

Session 1

Introduction

Getting to know each other, overview the program, share fall experiences, and choose the topics you want to cover. A guest expert will introduce the balance and strength exercises.

Session 2

The Exercises and Moving About Safely

Review and practice exercises with the guest expert, explore the barriers and benefits of exercise, talk about moving about safely — chairs and steps, and learn how not to panic after a fall.

Session 3

Advancing Exercises and Home Hazards

Review and practice exercises, discuss when and how to upgrade your exercises, identify hazards in and about the home, and talk about problem-solving solutions.

Session 4

Vision and Falls, Community Safety, and Footwear

Review and practice exercises. Guest experts will discuss the influence of vision on the risk of falling and talk about strategies to get around the local community to reduce the risk of falling. You will also learn about the features of a safe shoe and identify clothing hazards.

Session 5

Medication Management, Bone Health, and Sleeping Better

Identify the importance of Vitamin D, sunlight, and calcium to protect from fall injuries. The guest expert will talk about medications that increase the risk for falls. You will also learn about strategies to sleep better.

Session 6

Getting Out and About

We will talk about hip protectors and give you the opportunity to see and try them out. Additionally, we will explore different weather conditions that could lead to a fall. With the guest expert, we will practice safe mobility techniques learned during the program in a nearby outdoor location and review exercises.

Session 7

Review and Plan Ahead

We will review exercises, personal accomplishments from the past 7 weeks, and any other topics the class may request. Additionally, we will reflect on the scope of the things learned. If needed, we will finish any segment that was not adequately completed and have time for farewells/closure.

3 Month Booster Session

Keeping In-Touch

Support the follow-up of preventive strategies and assist with modifications.

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Talk with a Doctor

This unique class offers a discussion on falls prevention with key points that a doctor wants patients to know.

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Preventing Falls in the Winter

Preventing falls and the potential injuries that can result from a fall is important all year round but especially during the winter months given the nature of the season.

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Meet the Fall Prevention Team