Downloadable Tools and Tips:
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- Factors Contributing to a Fall PLUS Ways to Help Prevent a Fall
- Improving Balance to Prevent a Fall
- Safety Checklist
Click the links below to access resource Web sites to find out more about Fall Prevention.
6 Ways to Reduce Your Falling Risk
The Mayo Clinic offers some useful tips and pointers to help people prevent falls by implementing some simple fall-prevention measures.
As the official Web site of the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence, Stopfalls.org strives to identify best practices in fall prevention and to help communities offer fall prevention programs to older people who are at risk of falling. The link is an overview of the basics of fall prevention.
Tremblay, K. R. and C. E. Barner, “Preventing Falls in the Elderly,” Colorado State University Extension
This article has very good information, in a concise format on causes and prevention of falls in the elderly population.
The American Geriatric Society, AGS Foundation for Health in Aging consumer pamphlet “A patient’s guide to preventing falls”
An informational pamphlet on preventing falls in the geriatric community.
The American Geriatric Society Foundation of Health in Aging
An informational pamphlet on ways to improve balance in 10 minutes a day.
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