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Dignity At Home Fall Prevention Program

How To Find Services In My Area

The California Department of Aging contracts with and oversees the local Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) that coordinate a variety of services for older adults, adults with disabilities, informal caregivers, and family caregivers.

You can locate the AAA in your area by selecting your county on the Find Services in My County page of this website.

What Services Are Available

The mission of the Dignity At Home Fall Prevention Program is to reduce the number of debilitating falls suffered by older adults and persons with disabilities.

Each year, millions of older adults fall, about one out of four. Research has shown that one out of five falls result in serious injury such as a broken bone, a head injury or even death. In addition, medical costs for falls cost more than 50 billion dollars each year. Research shows that many falls are preventable.

There are a number of risk factors that contribute to falling such as lower body weakness, poor vision, medications, foot pain and environmental trip hazards. Services are either provided by the local Area Agency on Aging (AAA) or through contracted service providers.

Services may include:

  • Fall prevention information and education
  • Referrals and provision of fall and injury prevention resources
  • In-home environmental assessments
  • Home modifications
  • Instruction on behavioral, physical and environmental aspects of fall prevention
  • Purchase of injury prevention equipment, services, materials and labor costs

Who Can Get These Services

All of the following conditions must be met:

  • Participant must be an individual with a disability or a person 60 years of age and older
  • Participant’s adjusted household income cannot exceed 80 percent of the area median income
  • The older adult or person with a disability has fallen, is at risk for falling, or is at risk for institutionalization