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Hot Meals with a Side of Prevention
Volunteers who deliver Meals on Wheels are often the only
people whom homebound clients see on a given day. So it's not
surprising they are often the only ones to hear about accidental
In 2009, Senior Services of Winston-Salem, which delivers meals to
qualifying seniors throughout Forsyth County, asked the J. Paul Sticht Center on Aging to help
them address fall risks. As a result, the Fall Prevention Program
"When someone in this population suffers a fall, it is the event
that most often leads to nursing home placement," said Jeff Williamson, MD, who heads Wake Forest
Baptist Medical Center's Section on Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine.
"Our program identifies at-risk clients, assesses their risk, and
provides recommendations to help them avoid falls."
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