Fall Prevention

10 Myths and Facts About Falls Factsheet

Source: IlluminAge Communication Partners

Description:

Factsheet dispells some of the myths about seniors and fall protection. Covers risk factors and ways to lessen the risk.


AgePage: Falls and Fractures

Source: National Institute on Aging

Description:

Factsheet on the causes and prevention of falls in older adults.


Balance Disorders

Source: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

Description:

Information on vestibular diseases, Meniere's disease and other conditions that impact the sense of balance.


Checklist for Reducing Your Risk of Falling

Source: IlluminAge Communication Partners

Description:

Steps for seniors and family caregivers to consider as part of a conscious effort to reduce the risk of falls.


Help Older Adults Live Better, Longer: Prevent Falls and Brain Injury

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Description:

Outreach tools and information for professionals and consumers; materials for Brain Injury Awareness Month


Hip Fractures Among Older Adults

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Description:

Background information and statistics


Home Safety Inspection Checklist

Source: IlluminAge Communication Partners

Description:

This three-part form includes checklist items that should be part of any home safety inspection, to prevent falls, other accidents and fire, and make your home more secure.


National Safety Council

Source: National Safety Council

Description:

Public service organization dedicated to educating and influencing people to prevent accidental injuries and deaths; website includes information about falls in the home and community, and a wide variety of safety topics.


Universal Home Design

Source: AARP

Description:

Information and practical resources for Universal Home Design--homes geared toward people of all ages and abilities.


Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA)

Description:

Information about diagnosing and treating inner ear disorders (such as Meniere's disease and otosclerosis) that cause balance problems, dizziness and increase the risk of falls.


Video: Older Adults and Balance Problems

Source: National Institutes of Health

Description:

Video looks at the causes of balance problems