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Agencies work to prevent falls among elderly

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WILLMAR -- It's commonplace for Connie Feig, director of the Atwater Area Living at Home Block Nurse Program, to hear her elderly clients talk about how they've slipped or stumbled or nearly fallen.

So when the Minnesota Department of Human Services launched an initiative recently to reduce the risk of falling among older Minnesotans, Feig saw it as a golden opportunity to improve people's safety.

"We really needed to work with falls," she said.

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