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.

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%

View Program Information

You Can Maintain Independance

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

Fall Prevention Class Locations

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

Bethel Reed Park Fall Prevention

5202 Bethel Reed Park, Suite 100
Columbus, OH 43220

Westerville Fall Prevention - 655 Africa Road

655 Africa Road
Westerville, OH 43082

From Our Health Library

9/24/2020

Falls Prevention Virtual Event - Fearless Falling

Mike Grigsby with Fearless Fallings's virtual presentation will offer tips, tricks, and exercises on how to properly fall and get up from a fall.

View the Event

9/23/2020

Falls Prevention Virtual Event - Medications and Fall Risk

Hear from our pharmacist about how medications can affect your risk for falling and learn about our free falls prevention classes.

Watch the Video

9/22/2020

Falls Prevention Virtual Event - Home Hazards

Discover the importance of staying safe at home and learn how to correct safety hazards through today's virtual activities.

Stay Safe at Home

Falls Prevention Virtual Event - Swag Bag Day

About the Event

We will conclude the week with a swag bag! In order to be eligible to receive one, you must fill out this form. This will allow us to track participants.

Please Note: there will only be 200 swag bags available!

Sorry, all sawg bags have been claimed!

Finding Success

"The leaders were very good and made the class interesting and very helpful – should be a big help for me in the future."

Making a Difference

"Keep up the very good work as it is really needed by us old folks."

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.

Meet the Fall Prevention team