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Falls are among the leading causes of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans, threatening their physical and financial well-being, while also contributing undue stress, worry and hardship to their families and communities. NCACDC and its affiliate network, in partnership with USDA Rural Development, NC AARP and the Falls Prevention Coalition, recently launched Home S.A.F.E., a statewide comprehensive Senior Home Safety Assessment and Modification Pilot.  The project’s goal is to prevent the risk of in-home falls by senior adults through increasing their awareness, knowledge and access to evidence-based home safety measures that reduce hazards, decrease life threatening injuries and save millions in associated costs.

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