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STEADI - Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths & Injuries

Falls are not an inevitable part of aging. There are specific things that you, as their health care provider, can do to reduce their chances of falling. STEADI’s tools and educational materials will help you to:

  • Identify patients at low, moderate, and high risk for a fall;
  • Identify modifiable risk factors; and
  • Offer effective interventions.

Materials for Providers

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Tests, fact sheets, case studies, and additional resources


Success Stories

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Stories about falls prevention programs and successes


Materials for Patients

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Educational materials and brochures


STEADI: The Pharmacist’s Role in Older Adult Fall Prevention

New STEADI training! The Pharmacist’s Role in Older Adult Fall Prevention

  • Developed in collaboration with CDC and the American Pharmacists Association (APhA)
  • Pharmacists can earn accredited CPE for this application-based activity & learn how to:
    • Screen to identify patients at risk for a fall;
    • Assess to identify modifiable risk factors, such as medication use;
    • Intervene to use effective clinical and community strategies to reduce risk.


CDC Expert Commentary

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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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3 Questions to Ask Your Older Adult Patients

When you see patients 65 and older, make these three questions a routine part of your exam:

  1. Have you fallen in the past year?
  2. Do you feel unsteady when standing or walking?
  3. Do you worry about falling?

If your patient answers “yes” to any of these key screening questions, they are considered at increased risk of falling. Further assessment is recommended.

Train today! Pharmacists: keep your older patients independent! APhA