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Fall Prevention

Fall Prevention

Fall prevention measures can reduce the risk of falls to older adults, in hospitals, and in other workplaces. Here are a collection of resources that can help you to understand fall prevention and how to implement preventative actions.

Accidental Falls Data

Fall Statistics Bar Chart

"In 2010, the overall rate of nonfatal fall injury episodes for which a health-care professional was contacted was 43 per 1,000 population. Rates increased with age for adults aged ≥18 years. Persons aged 18–44 years had the lowest rate of medically consulted falls (26 per 1,000), and persons aged ≥75 years had the highest rate (115)." - CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weeky Report

Fall Prevention for Older Adults

Posters 

Borrow these posters from the library. All are available in English, Spanish, and Mandarin.

Begin a regular exercise program

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Have your health care provide
review your medications

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Have your vision checked

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Make your home safer

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Fall Prevention in Hospitals

Other Types of Fall Prevention