• Mass. Commission on Falls Prevention Issues Recommendations on Improving Integration of Falls Risk Assessment and Referral in Health Care Practices

    5 days ago - By Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative

    The Massachusetts Commission on Falls Prevention, which is led by staff at the state's Department of Public Health, released their biennial legislative report with recommendations on improving how health care providers assess and refer older adults for risk of falls.
    Of older adults who do fall, only 50% are likely to talk to their provider about it and only 33% seek medical care after falling, according to research referenced in the report. This may be in part due to the embarrassment and stigma associated with falling , and legitimate concerns about losing independence if their physician...
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