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Preventing Falls

Falls can threaten the independence and health of older adults - and are a growing problem that can be prevented. By working together, older adults, caregivers and healthcare providers can reduce the risk of falling and prevent injury.

Four Things You Can Do to Prevent Falls 

Falls can be prevented, and there are many things you can do to help: 

  1. Speak Up: Talk with your provider about fall risks and prevention 
  2. Keep Moving: Exercise to improve strength and balance
  3. Get Checked: Have your feet and eyes checked regularly
  4. Make Your Home Safe: Remove hazards and install support items. You can use this checklist to find and fix hazards in your home. 

Additional Resources for Families

Learn More About How to Prevent Falls

Caregiver Tips for Preventing Falls

Safe Falling Strategies 

Protecting Your Loved Ones from Falling

For Healthcare Providers: STEADI

Our caregivers use the CDC's STEADI (Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths and Injuries) initiative for fall prevention. This includes: 

  • Screening all patients over the age of 65 for fall risk
  • Assessing the patient's risk factors and history
  • Intervening to reduce risk

Learn More About STEADI