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Fall Prevention For Seniors & Disabled

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Fall Prevention For Seniors & Disabled

The #1 cause of all injuries are from falls throughout the United States. (CDC Data attached below) A small donation will aid in the purchase of needed safety equipment to prevent injuries. The purpose of the program is to support the needs of the community in regard to injury prevention t... Read More

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The #1 cause of all injuries are from falls throughout the United States. (CDC Data attached below) A small donation will aid in the purchase of needed safety equipment to prevent injuries. 

The purpose of the program is to support the needs of the community in regard to injury prevention to Brown County and surrounding communities in Wisconsin, and hopefully replicated in other states. This includes fall prevention injury prevention equipment to seniors and the others with disabilities without any discrimination as well as through educational opportunities and promotion of existing programs, injury referral systems, and our focus is to provide to the community using available resources to keep families together, at home and injury free. 

Community Projects #1:

Safety Equipment from Home Health Medical

This project provides safety equipment like canes, walker, wheelchairs, shower chairs, transfer devices that are often not covered by Medicare or Medicaid or health insurances. A form is completed at the store and equipment is provided immediately to the customer. This nonprofit uses grant and community funds to pre-purchase equipment for community use.

Due to COVID-19, many loan closet lenders have shut down due to cleaning and maintenance concerns. This was a successful program the community counted on at our local Aging and Disability Resource Centers that we hope to continue with the help of Home Health Medical companies and local pharmacies who supply safety equipment. Funding will purchase new equipment at stores who can provide training and manufacturing details for proper fitting the individual needs.  

Assistance possibly needed: (NO SUBSTITUTIONS)

Raised Toilet Seat w/Removable Arm:

Aluminum Can with Offset:

Bariatric Bath Seat w/Back:

Bariatric Transport Chair Blue:

Adult Folding Walker w/5" wheels:

Standard Cane and Quad Cane:

Front Wheeled Walker (Adult, Junior, Heavy Duty)

Rollator Walker (Adult, Junior, Heavy Duty)

Rollator/Transport Chair:

Transport Wheelchair 18" - 22":

Shower Chair w/arms:

Transfer Bench:

12" Grab Bar:

16" Grab Bar:

Home Modification (grab bars in shower or ramps, Etc.) NEEDS APPROVAL

Runaway Shoes Voucher: Up to $160.00 per pair (1 per customer)


 Community Project #2:

Medication Review and Maintenance Program

A new pilot program launched by the Fall Prevention Alliance will allow us to schedule a 30-60 minute Medication Review session with qualified participants to examine all of their medications and potential medication interactions to help identify risks and potential adverse effects – including dizziness and other factors that might lead to falls. They often see and help patients who are juggling as many as 20 different medications, often that have been prescribed over period of years and sometimes by several different care providers. Often people are taking many of the right things and at the right doses, but it is not uncommon for us to find things that need adjusting. Streu’s Pharmacy is pleased to serve as a partner of the Fall Prevention Alliance of Northeast Wisconsin in an effort to help keep older adults safe and injury-free. Often we think of preventing falls by conducting a home safety evaluation to look for trip hazards or other risk factors. Funds pay for a pharmacist to provide a one-on-one review, makes notes on consultation, contact patients family practitioner with medication recommendations and follow-up with patient with medication changes.Approximately $150.00 per review. 

We seek to encourage individuals, communities, and governments to work together to reduce falls risk among older adults and make available evidence based solutions to prevent falls in the home and community, as well as strategies to support complete recovery from falls. Ultimately save lives...

CDC Fall Data

https://www.cdc.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/falls/adultfalls.html

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  • One out of five falls causes a serious injury such as broken bones or a head injury.
  • Each year, 3 million older people are treated in emergency departments for fall injuries.
  • Over 800,000 patients a year are hospitalized because of a fall injury, most often because of a head injury or hip fracture.
  • Each year at least 300,000 older people are hospitalized for hip fractures.
  • More than 95% of hip fractures are caused by falling, 8 usually by falling sideways.
  • Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBI).
  • In 2015, the total medical costs for falls totaled more than $50 billion. Medicare and Medicaid shouldered 75% of these costs.

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Fall Prevention For Seniors & Disabled

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Fall Prevention For Seniors & Disabled

Dave Taylor, on behalf of

Fall prevention Alliance of Northeast Wisconsin, Inc.

Falling is the #1 cause of all injuries in almost every age group. The purpose of this fundraiser is to provide a needed community outreach for seniors and the disabled. Loosing your balance and falling is not normal as you get older, and can be prevented with training and simple equipment.

Dave Taylor

Dave has spend 20 years in EMS, primarily as a Flight Paramedic on a medical helicopter. He has served as a WI DHS contract employee for 10 years serving as a Regional Trauma Coordinator and currently works at a large hospital in Cardiac Cath as an Invasive Technologist. He founded the 501c3.

Bellevue, Wisconsin

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    Mike Woulf

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