Fall Prevention

What Challenges Do We Face In Satellite Beach ?
  • One in three adults, aged 65 and older, will fall each year.

  • Of those who fall, 20% to 30% suffer moderate to severe injuries that make it hard for them to get around or live independently, and increase their risk of early death

  • Of those who fall and break a hip, 20% will die from that injury within 1 year.

Did You Know ?
  • Satellite Beach Fire Department has a Nationally Recognized Senior Fall Prevention Program?

  • This program has reduced broken hip incidents in Satellite Beach?

  • This program is free!

What can you do to prevent a fall?

  • First, be sure your home is as safe as possible

  • Next, get regular check-ups from your doctor, and take good care of yourself

  • Keep your body in good physical shape

  • Call Satellite Beach Fire Department for a Free      In-Home Fall Prevention Assessment