Senior Safety Program
Senior citizens are often admitted to the Trauma Burn Center due to injuries from falling and motor vehicles accidents. We chose to address this issue by visiting retirement facilities where residents live independently, are mobile, and may often drive a car. We also visit community centers where seniors who live alone and frequently drive will gather for a social setting.
Our nurse educators have created a special presentation that addresses the particular causes of senior citizen injury: fall, burns, motor vehicle, medication errors and accidents. Our goal is to educate the seniors about the underlying causes and often-unrealized causes of injuries in their population.
Before each visit with retirement facility residents, our Nurse Educators meet with the facility staff to educate them on injury prevention issues unique to the senior population. Request an outreach presentation