Older Adult Falls
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STEADI (Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths and Injuries)
Older adult falls tools and educational materials for health care providers.
Older Adult Falls Programs
CDC’s Compendium of Effective Falls Interventions and Guide to Implementing Effective Community-Based Fall Prevention Programs.
CDC Expert Commentary: Are You Asking Older Adult Patients the Right Questions?
Routine questions are part of every medical visit, but are you asking patients aged 65 years and older about their fall risk? One out of three people in this age group falls each year, but fewer than half of those who fall talk to their healthcare provider about it. By asking three simple questions and taking action—when needed—you can reduce the risk of falling.
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