Older Adult Falls
Falls are a threat to the health of older adults and can reduce their ability to remain independent.
However, falls aren't something that just happens when you age, there are proven ways to reduce falls.
- Falls and Fall Injuries Among Adults Aged ≥65 Years — United States, 2014
- The Direct Costs of Fatal and Non-Fatal Falls among Older Adults – United States
- Falls Among Persons Aged ≥65 Years With and Without Severe Vision Impairment — United States, 2014
STEADI website for health care providers
- CDC Compendium of Effective Fall Interventions: What Works for Community-Dwelling Older Adults, 3rd Edition
- Preventing Falls: A Guide to Implementing Effective Community-Based Fall Prevention Programs
Are You Asking Older Adult Patients the Right Questions?
By asking three simple questions and taking action—when needed—you can reduce the risk of falling.
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- Taking Steps to Prevent Falls Podcasts: Listen (0:59) (3:52)
- Don’t Fall Behind on Falls: CDC Feature Article
- Keeping Seniors Safe Podcasts: Listen (0:59) (3:50)
- Preventing Older Adult Falls and TBI Podcast: Listen (2:37)
- Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury
- Violence Prevention: Elder Abuse
- Motor Vehicle Safety: Older Adult Drivers