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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.

Overview and Data

Online Resources

Accidental Falls

Fall Statistics Bar Chart showing that individuals over the age of 75 have the highest rate of falls

"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

Online Resources

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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Book from the Collection

Evidence

Fall Prevention in Hospitals

Online Resources

Evidence

Other Types of Fall Prevention

Fall Prevention on Construction Sites

Window Fall Prevention

Workplace Fall Prevention

Safety and Fall Prevention Apps

Safety and Fall Prevention Apps

The following are apps that can be used with clients to address safety and fall prevention: