"What should I do if I have had a fall or I am afraid of falling?"
Over half of seniors that are transported to the hospital have injuries as the result of a fall. To prevent such debilitating falls from happening in the future, the "No More Falls" program was created.
No More Falls is a program put together by the Aptos/La Selva Fire District and American Medical Response, in partnership with the Santa Cruz County EMCC (Emergency Medical Care Commission). Aptos/La Selva Fire District is offering free in-home safety evaluations to residents within our district that are over 60 or have a mobility-limiting disability, to assess your home for any possible hazards that may lead to a fall. For those not wanting a home-inspection, we also have a self-inspection checklist available at the link below, for residents to go over themselves.
If you are interested in making an appointment for one of these free inspections, or have any questions regarding this program, call our office at 831-685-6690.