30 million older Americans fall every year,
one every second of every day.
Falls injure 7 million and kill 27,000
people in this country every year.
Falls herald the end of independence.
Fall-related injuries cost Medicare more than 31 billion dollars--
every year. The cost in pain and misery is impossible to overstate.
Falls are the type of call first-responders get the most, and
create an enormous financial burden on cities and counties.
If we reduce falls by ONE PERCENT (1%), we prevent
300,000 people from falling—and save 70,000 from being injured.
This would generate at least $150 million in savings.
What We Do
The Project combines:
a ground-breaking documentary
with innovative screening events
to effectively inspire & empower audiences
while providing paths to action
that allow them to
improve & enhance their lives
and reduce risk.
Our Elements Of Success
Saving Claire feature-length documentary film; one-hour and half-hour options.
Live Participatory Screening Events—Virtual, In-Person, or a Hybrid of the two.
Subject Matter Experts—ER doctors, pharmacists, physical & occupational therapists, technology & home modification specialists, psychologists & social workers, movement & fitness professionals and insurance & financial advisors.
Paths to Action—concrete & immediate next steps for the audience to take, including getting a Falls Risk Assessment via Telehealth.
Resources—including movement, technology and community.
Why it works
Saving Claire starts with the relatable story of Linda Goldman—who started writing plays in her late sixties; of her character Claire; and of the chaos after a fall.
Audiences Connect with Linda and Claire, and the other compelling stories & experiences in the film.
They drop their barriers to new information & new behaviors.
They ask questions—about their own choices and options to improve their health & enhance their lives; they discuss their own stories.
The audience becomes inspired & empowered.
They take Paths to Action—which are immediately available: see the film on Monday, schedule a Telehealth falls risk assessment on Wednesday.
Now they’re covered—and working with trained and licensed professionals, who provide service and connect them with other professionals.
And they’re connected with Resources—including movement classes; telehealth; pharmacists to check meds; insurance, financial & legal advice; and community support.
How It Works
A Saving Claire Screening Event is organized—virtual, in-person, or a hybrid of the two—by Partners to meet Audience needs & opportunities.
A panel of Subject Matter Experts is chosen.
The Screening Event is held. The audience watches the film. After the film, they Q&A with our panel of experts.
Concrete Paths To Action are presented to audience members at the conclusion of the discussion. From fall risk assessments to easy home modifications, a resource or advisor is available: in-person, by telephone or online.
Follow-Up--Saving Claire will follow up with all participants: to determine actions taken, encourage continuing action, and to stay connected.
Saving Claire works. It is a tested, repeatable and scalable model.
Screening events are designed to propel audience members to take at least one “path to action”.
Falls are a national public health crisis.
Education is the key to their prevention.
The Saving Claire Falls Prevention Project presents a unique opportunity:
to use strong storytelling & events to engage, inform, and empower people.