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.
- “Older Adults Seen by Emergency Medical Service Providers: A Prevention Opportunity”
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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