Falls Aware is an education initiative for the Brain Injury Association of NC to increase awareness and prevention of falls in the brain injury and greater disability community. Preventing falls doesn't mean to stop everything you are doing - it's about being aware that they can happen at any time and acknowledging if you can make some simple changes to reduce your risk.
After a brain injury, there are specific changes that puts someone at a greater risk for falls. As someone ages, their risk for falls increases even further. Together, our brain injury community must come together as individuals, survivors, caregivers, families, professionals, etc. working to create a safe environment from falls - the leading cause of traumatic brain injury (or TBI) in the US and NC.