Gilbert Fire & Rescue’s number one call for service is falls, and residents age 65 years and older are the most at risk. In fact, an older adult dies from a fall every 20 minutes in the United States, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
That’s why Gilbert Fire & Rescue is teaming up with Dignity Health Trauma Services to develop prevention strategies and community programs to help educate and empower older residents.
Think you or a loved one may be at risk for falling? Take this quiz to find out.
Gilbert Fire & Rescue offers free home assessments for its residents. A team will come to your home for the assessment and inspect all aspects of the home including electrical hazards (such as smoke detectors, outlets, etc.), fall hazards and other preventative measures. The team will provide feedback and tips to make your home safer and decrease the risk of hazards.
Check back soon for information on community programs and take a moment to explore the data to see a statistical breakdown of falls in Gilbert.