Bloomington Public Health Division
1900 W Old Shakopee Rd, Bloomington, MN, 55431-3029
Distance: 1115 Miles
Fall prevention helps to reduce falls by older adults. Programs can include creating awareness of risk factors, educational classes, strength and balance exercises, or assessment of in-home risks and home safety education.
Help for older adults to maintain mobility and stay safe in their home.
Public health nurses visit residents and help make plan to prevent falls and keep their homes safe.
About This Location
Residents in cities of Bloomington, Richfield, and Edina.
Call (952) 563-8900
There is no fee for this service.
8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday
Nurse Information Line: 9:30am - 4:00pm
Cities of Bloomington, Richfield, and Edina - specific services also in Eden Prairie
The Bloomington WIC Program serves: Bloomington, Edina and Richfield
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
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JR-8200.3000-200Fall Prevention Programs Definition
Programs that are designed to increase public awareness of the risk factors associated with trips, slips and falls by older adults and others in and around their homes and the measures that can be taken prevent their occurrence. Delivery formats may include fact sheets, safety check lists or other informational materials; individual or group educational sessions which may include strength and balance exercises; and general media campaigns. The programs may address illnesses and other physical conditions that affect mobility and balance; "high-risk" medications or medication combinations that may cause drowsiness; lack or improper use of needed mobility aids; proper versus improper footwear; environmental safety hazards such as unsafe or unlighted stairways, uneven or slippery walking surfaces, obstacles such as throw rugs and exposed cords or wires, unsteady furniture or lack of grab bars and handrails; and other similar factors.