Falls are the number one reason we see adult patients in the Trauma Center at UNC Hospitals. Senior adults are at a higher risk of falling than other adults. While accidents do happen, falls do not have to be a natural part of aging. There are many things senior adults and their loved ones can do to reduce their risk of falling while leading a full, active life.
UNC Trauma offers National Fire Protection Association’s Remembering When Fire & Falls Prevention Program presentations and Matter of Balance Falls Prevention Program coach trainings in our Trauma RAC region. For more information on bringing these programs to your community please email Lindsay Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNC Trauma Program is a founding member of the Triangle Falls Prevention Coalition (TFPC). The TFPC is a collaboration between three Level 1 Trauma Centers: Duke Trauma, UNC Trauma and Wake Trauma. The collaboration brings together a large region of Trauma RACs (Regional Advisory Committees) in the mid-Carolina region. Quarterly meetings bring together professionals in health care, injury prevention and aging services and provide educational and networking opportunities. For more information please visit the TFPC’s website http://ncfallsprevention.org/triangle/.