Brown County Prevention Coalition: Fall Prevention

Purpose

Fall prevention awareness among older adults in Brown County.

You Can Help Prevent a Fall

  • 25% of people over the age of 65 fall every year
  • On average, 23 people per day are seen in our Green Bay Emergency Departments due to falls
  • Falls can lead to loss of independence, disability and even death – they can be prevented!

You, your church, and/or your organization’s older adult members will benefit from learning about how to prevent a fall so they can stay healthy and active.  We’d appreciate you looking over these resources to see how you can get this important Fall Prevention message out to others.

Members

  • ADRC of Brown County

  • Aurora Bay Care Medical Center

  • Aurora Health

  • Bay Care Clinic

  • Bellin Health

  • De Pere Health Department

 

  • Green Bay Metro Fire Department
  • Heartland Home Health & Hospice

  • HSHS St Vincent Hospital

  • NEW RTAC (Northeast Wisconsin Regional Trauma Advisory Council)

  • Rennes Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation

  • SS Edward & Isidore Parish

  • Village of Bellevue Fire Rescue Department

 

Prevention Coalition Contacts:

Direct questions or inquires for more information to the Fall Prevention Subcommittee Chair:

Dave Taylor, email:  traumaeducationllc@gmail.com

Direct questions or inquires for more information to one of these Steering Committee Co-Chairs:

Barb Michaels, email:  barbara.michaels@browncountywi.gov

Jody Weisse, email: jody.weisse@hshs.org

Brown County Prevention Coalition

Advance Care Planning Subcommittee

Disabilities

Employment Guide for Persons with Disabilities

Outlines employment options including information on job assistance for older adults, veterans, and adults with disabilities. Examples are Social Security Administration Work Incentive programs, how to find funding, assistive technology, and legal issues and advocacy.

Information and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities

List of organizations that assist persons with disabilities and their families, i.e.: finding services, assistive technology, and support groups in addition to providing education and advocacy on disability related issues and so much more.

Durable Medical Exquipment - Donate - Purchase Used List

ADRC and Options for Independent Living Loan Closets are closed to lending and accepting items.

List of sources for donating equipment you have or to purchase used equipment.  Examples are assistive devices for the bathroom, bedroom, walkers, canes, wheelchairs, etc.  If you need to explore more options call the ADRC at 920-448-4300 for assistance.

Programs for Individuals with Disabilities

List of organizations that serve persons with disabilities with programs to help them stay active and learn new skills.

Respite Options for People with Special Needs

Explains what respite is, why it’s important, available respite options and where to get assistance to sort through those options.

ASPIRO

aspiroinc.org. 920-498-2599, 1673 Dousman Str., Green Bay, WI Agency serving individuals with disabilities.  Services such as early intervention, employment, and day services, and more.

CP

www.wearecp.org. 920-337-1122, 2801 South Webster Avenue, Green Bay, WI  Provides aquatic exercise, therapy services, adult day services, childcare, advocacy, and information.

Curative Connections

curativeconnections.org. 920-468-1161, 2900 Curry Ln, Green Bay, WI  A wide variety of services for older adults and adults with disabilities.  Dementia, adult day services, training and employment, rehabilitation, transportation and more.

Options for Independent Living

Optionsil.org. 920-590-0500, 555 Country Club Road, Green Bay, WI Disability showcase model home and office.  Get hands on experience with assistive technology and adaptive equipment.  Provides advocacy, peer support, information, and referral.

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