Did you know that 1 in 4 Americans aged 65+ falls every year? Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. Falls are costly—in dollars and in quality of life. However, falling is not an inevitable part of aging. Through practical lifestyle adjustments, evidence-based programs, and community partnerships, the number of falls among seniors can be reduced substantially.

From the National Coalition on Aging

Fall Prevention Video

 

Individuals/Caregivers

Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths and Injuries (STEADI) - Fall Prevention

From the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this website contains materials for Individuals to prevent falls and stay independent

National Council on Aging (NCOA) - Fall Prevention

Contains information on keeping adults safe and active.

Stopfalls.org - Fall Prevention Center of Excellence (USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology)

Provides information for individuals and families on fall prevention

Indiana Agencies on Aging

Contacts for area agencies on aging serving your area 

Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) - Fall Prevention

The Indiana State Department of Health implements two falls prevention programs, CDC's STEADI (Stopping Elderly Accidents, Death & Injuries) Toolkit and Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Agings's Stepping On Program)

HealthinAging.org - Fall Prevention

Created by the American Geriatrics Society's Health in Aging Foundation, this site provides consumers and caregivers with up-to-date information on health and aging

Connect2Help211

Connects people to the help they need;  serves several counties in Indiana

Go4Life 

Go4Life, an exercise and physical activity campaign from the National Institute on Aging at NIH, is designed to help you fit exercise and physical activity into your daily life.

Fall Prevention Poster 

This handout includes 4 simple exercises to assist in reducing your risk of falls and a home assessment checklist both designed to help prevent falls.

 
 

Health Care Providers

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

National Council on Aging (NCOA) - Fall Prevention

Contains information on keeping adults safe and active.

Stopfalls.org - Fall Prevention Center of Excellence (USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology)

Provides information for service providers on fall prevention

National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) - Remembering When

Educational materials for fire and fall prevention

GeriatricsCareOnline.org

From the American Geriatrics Society, Inc. (U.S.), this site provides access to books, articles and other journal articles related to falls.

International Federation on Aging (IFA) and WHO Webinar Series on Age-Friendly Environments

"What Factors Influence Older Adults to Discuss Falls with their Health Care Providers"

Research Paper on Fall Prevention

 

HOME SAFETY

CICOA Safe at Home Checklist

Assessment tool to identify fall risks at home

AARP HomeFit Guide

Learn how to modify your home to reduce risk of falls

Homemods.org 

From USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, this site is dedicated to promoting aging in place and independent living for persons of all ages and abilities. It offers training and education opportunities for professionals who wish to respond to the increasing demand for home modification services. It also serves as an information clearinghouse on home modification to equip professionals and consumers with a comprehensive inventory of resources such as a National Directory of Home Modification and Repair Resources.

Rebuilding Together Home Safety Checklist

Use this list to identify home safety, fall hazards and accessibility issues for the homeowner and family members.

Home Modifications for the Elderly: Loans, Grants and Financial Aid

This reference reviews common types of home modifications for the elderly and types of assistance available.

Speakers Bureau

Following is a list of individuals who are interested in sharing their knowledge on fall prevention related topics with community groups. You can use this list to find speakers for meetings or events.

 

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