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STEADI - Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths & Injuries

STEADI Materials for Your Older Adult Patients

Every 20 minutes an older adult dies from a fall in the United States. Many more are injured. Take a stand to prevent falls. HHS CDC STEADI. Stopping Ederly Accidents, Deaths & Injuries

Falls affect us all—whether personally or someone we love or care about. Every second of every day an older adult falls. In 2015 alone, more than one in four older adults reported falling and more than 28,000 older adults died as a result of falls—that’s 74 older adults every day. There are simple steps you can take to prevent falls and decrease falls risks. CDC developed the STEADI (Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths & Injuries) initiative which includes educational materials and tools to improve fall prevention.

Download materials below, or order hard copies from CDC-INFO on Demand.

Family Caregivers: Protect your Loved Ones from Falling

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Brochure for family caregivers with steps to help prevent older adult falls.

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Check for Safety Brochure

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Encourage patients to use to help identify and eliminate fall hazards in their home.

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Check for Safety brochure [3MB]

Stay Independent Brochure

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Offers a checklist providers and patients can use to check for risk of falling.

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What You Can Do to Prevent Falls Brochure

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Use to help patients learn how to reduce their chances of falling.

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Chair Rise Exercise

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Simple exercises to help improve thigh and buttock strength and to reduce fall risk.

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Chair Rise Exercise [212KB]

Postural Hypotension Brochure

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Use to teach patients how to manage their postural hypotension.

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Postural Hypotension, What It Is and How to Manage It [2MB]

Stay Independent: Prevent Falls

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Information for older adults about how to take action and prevent falls.

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Older Adult Falls: A Growing Danger

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This fact sheet highlights information about how falls threaten older adults’ health, independence & quality of life.

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You can customize STEADI materials and resources with your organization’s name and address. Each product listed has a designated space for you to add contact information only (not logos).

Caregivers Brochure – Customizable

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Brochure for family caregivers with steps to help prevent older adult falls.

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Check for Safety – Customizable

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Encourage patients to use to help identify and eliminate fall hazards in their home.

Download

Postural Hypotension – Customizable

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Use to teach patients how to manage their postural hypotension.

Download

Stay Independent – Customizable

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Offers a checklist providers and patients can use to check for risk of falling.

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What YOU Can Do to Prevent Falls – Customizable

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Use to help patients learn how to reduce their chances of falling.

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Caregivers Brochure – Spanish

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Cuidadores de familia: Proteja a sus seres queridos de las caídas.

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Chair Rise Exercise – Spanish

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Ejercicio de eleva elevación para hacer con una silla

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Check for Safety – Spanish

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Verifique la seguridad: Una lista de cotejo sobre prevención de caídas para adultos mayores

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Postural Hypotension – Spanish

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Hipotensión postural: Qué es y cómo manejarla

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Stay Independent – Spanish

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Mantenga su independencia: Aprenda más sobre la prevención de las caídas.

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What YOU Can Do – Spanish

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Lo que USTED puede hacer para prevenir caídas

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