BENEFITING: HEART OF IDA
Falls are the leading cause of death from injury among people 65 and older. Every second of every day in the United States an older adult falls. These deaths and injuries could have potentially been prevented (CDC, 2014). Heart of Ida has been helping older adults remain safe and independent by providing fall prevention intervention and education since 2008. Minor safety improvements in the home, such as grab bars and better lighting, help prevent injury and allow older adults to live safe and independent in their own homes. Help Heart of Ida continue to prevent falls by contributing to Safe at Home.