Publications and Resources

Mortality From Falls Among U.S. Adults Aged 75 Years or Older, 2000-2016:

Between 2000 and 2016 the rates increased more than 5% per year. A study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Mortality From Falls Among U.S. Adults Aged 75 Years or Older, 2000-2016external icon, analyzed nationally representative vital statistics data.

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Falls among older adults are not inevitable—they’re preventable. The Baltimore City Health Department is using data to identify communities in need, and working with partners to bring effective fall prevention strategies to those neighborhoods.

Geriatric Emergency Departments have undergone a new standard for improved care, thanks to recently-created guidelines and criteria. Injuries that were once treated are now prevented. Learn how St. Joseph’s Health prevents falls among older adults.

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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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Older Adult Falls: A Growing Burden. STEADI: Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths & Injuries. 2014: 46M total older adults, 7M injuries, 29M falls. 2030: 74M total older adults, 12M injuries, 49M falls