Program offered to help reduce fall risk for seniors

The Clermont County General Health District Senior Safety Program, in collaboration with six Clermont County independent pharmacies, are participating in an innovative medication review project that will educate seniors about how certain medicines may increase their risk of falling. 

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, falling is the leading cause of unintentional injury at home among citizens 65 and older. 

Older people sustain such injuries by stumbling on stairs, slipping in bathtubs, falling off ladders and step stools, tripping over garden hoses, dog leashes, and household appliance cords.