STEADI Materials for Healthcare Providers
As a healthcare provider, you are already aware that falls are a serious threat to the health and well-being of your older patients. You play an important role in caring for older adults, and you can help reduce these devastating injuries.
The CDC’s STEADI initiative offers a coordinated approach to implementing the American and British Geriatrics Societies’ clinical practice guideline for fall prevention. STEADI consists of three core elements: Screen, Assess, and Intervene to reduce fall risk by giving older adults tailored interventions.
Educational materials specifically designed for older adults, their friends, and family are also included. See the list of materials included in the STEADI Toolkit.
Download materials below, or order hard copies from CDC-INFO on Demand.
- STEADI Basics
- Medication Review
- Fact Sheets
- Functional Assessments
- Extra Clinical Tools
Algorithm for Fall Risk Screening, Assessment, and Intervention
This tool walks healthcare providers through assessing a patient’s fall risk, educating patients, selecting interventions, and following up.
Preventing Falls in Older Patients: Provider Pocket Guide
This small, easy-to-use tool walks healthcare providers through key points of fall prevention.
Take Steps to Prevent Older Adult Falls
Take steps to prevent falls and help your patients stay healthy, active, and independent longer.
Extra Clinical Tools
Talking to Your Patients
Talking about Fall Prevention with Your Patients
This document can help healthcare providers comfortably talk about fall prevention with patients.
Fall Prevention Patient Referral Form
Use this form to refer a patient to a specialist for gait and mobility problems or for other medical problems that may increase his or her risk of falling.
Integrating Fall Prevention into Practice
This wall chart helps healthcare providers determine who in their practice will be responsible for conducting fall risk assessments, delivering interventions, and providing education to older patients.
Recommended Programs Form
Use this form to recommend community programs to your older patients to increase their strength and balance. An example of such a program is Tai Chi.