Local services to help you avoid falls

You can always count on 1-844-348-KING (1-844-348-5464) to answer your questions about local services, including fall prevention programs and classes in King County.

Here's a list of a few of the local services available:

  • Fall Factors: A Fall Prevention Program for Older Adults
    A free program through the King County Emergency Medical Services Division for older adults who have fallen in or around their home. Local fire departments will complete a home assessment and install a tub grab bar, toilet safety frame and other devices if needed. For more information, view the Fall Factors website or call 206-296-0202.
  • Harborview Fall Prevention Clinic
    A specialty clinic operating within the Senior Care Clinic at Harborview Medical Center that provides falls/mobility assessments and falls-prevention services to patients aged 65 and older, or younger as needed.
  • EnhanceFitness
    An award-winning, low-cost exercise program that offers levels challenging enough for active older adults as well as less demanding levels safe for those who are just beginning to build up their fitness.
  • Matter of Balance
    A series of classes that help seniors learn balance skills. Classes are offered at various senior centers at different times during the year. Find the senior center closest to you.
  • Safety and Gait Enhancement Program (S.A.G.E)
    A program through Northwest Hospital & Medical Center designed to improve balance and mobility among seniors who have fallen or are at risk for falling. Participants are evaluated and given a customized physical therapy/exercise program. Services are covered by most insurance plans, including Medicare.
  • South King County Fire and Rescue
    Provides fall prevention and home surveys as well as devices for seniors in Federal Way and surrounding unincorporated King County. View their contact information.
  • Reflexology paths
    Scientists at the Oregon Research Institute (ORI) have found that walking on a cobblestone mat surface can improve balance, significantly reduce blood pressure and improve physical performance among adults 60 and older. View a list of public paths in King County.