The Area Agency on Aging District 7 is working together with pharmacies to feature "falls prevention awareness" as a focus for the August Senior Day.
It is important to regularly review medications with your pharmacist or health care professional so that you can understand the side effects, drug interactions and any other important information.
About one in three older Ohioans will fall each year, and falls are the leading cause of injury-related emergency department visits, hospitalizations and death among older adults. Many medications and health conditions can contribute to a higher risk of falls.
To help with this, the Area Agency on Aging District partnered with the Ohio Department of Aging, the Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging, and Pharmacies to raise awareness of older adult falls and strengthen pharmacy relationships with referrals to local senior services and supports.