STEADI - Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths & Injuries

Materials for Your Older 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.

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

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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 pdf icon[3MB]

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

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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 pdf icon[212KB]

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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 pdf icon[2MB]

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

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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).

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

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

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Use to teach patients how to manage their postural hypotension.

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

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

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Ejercicio de eleva elevación para hacer con una silla

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

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Hipotensión postural: Qué es y cómo manejarla

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

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Lo que USTED puede hacer para prevenir caídas

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Train today! Pharmacists: keep your older patients independent! cdc.gov APhA