September is nationally recognized as Falls Prevention Awareness Month. During this time, a special focus is placed on raising awareness about ways that seniors — and those who care for them — can prevent falls, the most common accident experienced by older adults. But of course the information highlighted during this time is valuable all year.
Travis Harper, a wellness coach / mentor for RehabCare, serves as a wellness coordinator for Bethesda Health Group, a St. Louis-based nonprofit that provides senior care and services in more than a dozen senior living communities, ranging from independent living, assisted living and memory support to skilled nursing and rehabilitation. Bethesda also provides many community-based services to assist older adults in the privacy and comfort of their own homes.