Fall Prevention & Detection

Colorado UCHealth Programs Target Fall Prevention

Colorado ranks 5th in the nation for deaths due to falls. Data such as this is one of the driving reasons why UCHealth Memorial has established the Memorial Injury Prevention and Research Institute (MIPRI), with a goal of improving lives through research and outreach and reducing preventable injury and death as much as possible.

Older Colorado adults can take advantage of that research and outreach in two UCH programs. One is called Aging with Independence & Mobility (AIM), a fall prevention program delivered virtually, along with optional in-person attendance in selected areas.

Home Modifications To Avoid Falls

We’ve all done it once or twice in our lifetime. We wake up in the middle of the night and need to get a drink or go to the bathroom. We stumble out of bed, walk down the hall, and immediately trip over the cat. You both end up on

Falls Are Preventable: Here’s How

Falling is the second-leading cause of accidental death worldwide.  Falls in older adults are a major class of preventable injuries.  Older people are at risk due to accidents, gait disturbances, balance issues, changed reflexes due to visual, sensory, motor and cognitive impairment, medications and alcohol consumption, infections, and dehydration. (Wikipedia). 

Photo of elderly man climbing stairs using handrail.

Home Modifications for Seniors Aging in Place

Each year, millions of older people who are 65 and older fall. In fact, more than one out of four older people falls each year, according to the CDC. Most of these falls are happening at home. This is why it’s important to evaluate your home – and make any

Service Areas Details:

  • Boulder County and City of Boulder
  • Central Mountains: Chaffee, Custer, Fremont, Lake
  • City and County of Denver
  • City of Aurora
  • Colorado Springs Metro area: Counties of El Paso, Park, Teller
  • Denver Metro area: Counties of Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Gilpin, Jefferson
  • Eastern Plains: Counties of Cheyenne, Elbert, Kit Carson, Lincoln
  • Larimer County and City of Fort Collins
    Las Animas/ Huerfano: Counties of Huerfano, Las Animas
  • Northeast Colorado: Counties of Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington, Yuma
  • Northwest: Counties of Garfield, Mesa, Moffat, Rio Blanco, Routt
  • Pueblo County and City of Pueblo
  • San Juan Region: Counties of Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma, San Juan
  • South Central Colorado: Counties of Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande, Saguache
  • Southeast Colorado: Baca, Bent, Crowley, Kiowa, Prowers, Otero
  • Summit Region: Counties of Eagle, Grand, Jackson, Pitkin, Summit
  • Weld County
  • West Central: Counties of Delta, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, Ouray, San Miguel