AdventHealth Hendersonville Foundation Receives Grant for Falls Prevention

Hendersonville, NC (May 28, 2019) — The AdventHealth Hendersonville Foundation is excited to announce it has been awarded a $13,000 grant from the Perry Rudnick Fund through the Community Foundation of Henderson County to help support the efforts of the Western North Carolina Falls Prevention Coalition-Henderson County Chapter and its initiatives for Fall Prevention for Older Adults aged 65 and above.

AdventHealth Home Care Western North Carolina will use this $13,000 grant to support outreach and implementation of fall prevention initiatives consisting of A Matter of Balance classes (evidence-based, 16-hour program), Building Better Balance screenings, monthly free balance screening events, physician trainings, and a Falls Screening initiative with Meals On Wheels participants. These events will be hosted at locations throughout Henderson County. AdventHealth Home Care Western North Carolina will serve a total of 642 individuals in the community through these efforts. These funds will also go towards an exhibitor or speaker at two conferences throughout the year, sharing project details with 300 caregivers and adults in attendance.

“The Falls Prevention Grant will enable older adults the opportunities they need to reduce their risk of falls,” says Linda Lauzon, AdventHealth Home Care WNC. “With the generous support of the Community Foundation of Henderson County, we are able to move forward with these projects. This support allows us help those who are fearful of getting out and doing what they love because of their fear of falls. Our goal is to give them every resource they need to get back to feeling whole.”

AdventHealth Hendersonville was founded in 1910 and provides faith-based, whole-person care – mind, body and spirit at more than 40 care offices across Western North Carolina. This not-for-profit health system offers cardiac care and rehabilitation, emergency services, nationally awarded cancer care, state-of-the-art surgical care, full-service orthopedic care, an award-winning labor and delivery experience, and a full range of imaging services. Jimm Bunch is the president and CEO of AdventHealth Hendersonville.

The Western North Carolina Fall Prevention Coalition-Henderson County Chapter is committed to a standard of excellence for preventing falls and fall-related injuries among older adults in Western North Carolina through infrastructure development and maintenance, community awareness and education, provider education, risk assessment, multifactorial interventions, surveillance and evaluation, and advocacy for supportive policies and environments.

The Community Foundation of Henderson County, founded in 1982, supports charitable programs in the greater Henderson County area.

About AdventHealth Hendersonville: Founded in 1910, AdventHealth Hendersonville, formerly Park Ridge Health, is dedicated to meeting the health care needs of our growing communities, providing high-quality, compassionate care in a Christian environment.

In 1984, AdventHealth Hendersonville became a member of Adventist Health System. With a sacred mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ, AdventHealth is a connected system of care for every stage of life and health. More than 80,000 skilled and compassionate caregivers in physician practices, hospitals, outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies and hospice centers provide individualized, wholistic care. A shared vision, common values, focus on whole-person health and a commitment to making communities healthier unify the system's nearly 50 hospital campuses and hundreds of care sites in diverse markets throughout almost a dozen states.

Leading the way in many medical firsts for the region, AdventHealth Hendersonville is the first hospital in Western North Carolina to earn The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for five orthopedic specialties including Spinal Surgery, Total Ankle Replacement, Total Hip Replacement, Total Knee Replacement and Total Shoulder Replacement. It is also the first to use the Mazor X™ and Navio™ Robotic Guidance Platforms. AdventHealth Hendersonville consistently earns national ranking for its commitment to patient safety, earning five consecutive “A” grades in Leapfrog Group’s Safety Grade survey. AdventHealth Hendersonville includes cardiac care and rehabilitation, emergency services, nationally awarded cancer care, state-of-the-art surgical care, full-service orthopedic care, an award-winning labor and delivery experience, and a full range of imaging services to help people across our region experience whole health. For more information about AdventHealth Hendersonville or to find a physician, please visit or call Call855-774-LIFE (5433).