Colerain helps older residents with Fall Prevention program

Posted by  Hollis Bass on 1.5.2018
group of elderly at Fall Prevention class

When Colerain Township  invited senior citizens to a Fall Prevention 101 class, most of those who attended reported falling in the past. This wasn’t surprising. Colerain’s rate of falls per 100,000 residents is higher than the county average. 

“Falls are what the elderly call for help about most often,” said Jennifer Ploeger, paramedic and administrative training assistant with the Colerain Township Fire Department. “In fact, many people fall multiple times.”

The department decided to take action. “Nursing homes, hospitals, and home health care agencies are all involved in fall prevention,” Jennifer said. “But fire departments, where we have contact ...

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August 4, 2017