Geriatric Injury Prevention/Falls

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Senior Lifestyle & Injury Prevention Program (SLIP)

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Recommended Resources on Fall Prevention

Fall Prevention Program Guides
Activities
  • Stepping On
    Stepping On is an evidence based fall prevention program offering community based, small group multifaceted training. CDC support established upwards of 50% reduction in falls. Training and train the trainer resources available from the Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging.
  • Tai Chi for Arthritis
    Tai Chi for Arthritis: Dr. Paul Lam tai chi specialist established a program to provide focused tai chi training to improve balance, reduce pain and prevent falls. CDC has established effectiveness of the program in reducing falls.
  • Otago
    Otago: Evidence based fall prevention program. Developed in New Zealand. 8 week program focusing on exercise, balance and strengthening practice. Training programs regionally and now supported with online modules.
  • Matter of Balance
  • ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation

Assessment Tools
  • STEADI Materials for Health Care Providers
    As a health care provider, you are already aware that falls are a serious threat to the health and wellbeing of your older patients. You play an important role in caring for older adults and you can help reduce these devastating injuries. The STEADI Tool Kit contains resources and tools that will help make fall prevention an integral part of your clinical practice. STEADI materials can be used to assess, treat, and refer older adult patients based on their fall risk. Educational materials specifically designed for older adults and their friends and family are also included (CDC, 2016)
  • STEADI Materials for Your Older Adult Patient
    Falls affect us all—whether personally or someone we love or care about. Every second of every day an older adult falls. In 2014 alone, more than one in four older adults reported falling and more than 27,000 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 has developed the STEADI (Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths & Injuries) initiative which includes educational materials and tools to improve fall prevention
  • Elder Abuse – Administration on Aging

Program Development
Pedestrian Safety
Driving Safety Outreach Programs for Fall Prevention