We were delighted to be one of the participants in the Area 4 Agency on Aging’s 2nd Annual Fall Prevention Community Event this past Saturday. As a home care company, Support For Home is very aware of the issues facing all of us as we age. The dangers inherent in falling are extremely serious. The recovery rate from broken hips related to falls, for example, is depressingly low. Everything that we can do to prevent falls, for ourselves or for others, is critically important.
Area 4 Agency on Aging did a superb job organizing the event, with folks like Kaiser, Rebuilding Together, the Asian Community Center and many others offering a marvelous menu of classes and workshops. Our demonstrations focused on correct transfer techniques, including the use of gait belts.