Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older adults. One-fourth of Americans aged 65+ falls each year. Falls threaten seniors’ safety and independence and generate enormous economic and personal costs.
However, most falls can be prevented through practical lifestyle adjustments and participation in evidence-based falls prevention programs. Explore the information below to learn how you can prevent falls.
NEW! Falls Prevention Conversation Guide for Caregivers
As a caregiver, you have the power to reduce your loved one’s risk of falling, and your own fall risk as well. Download this guide to learn about fall risk factors and develop a falls prevention action plan.
Falls Prevention Resource List for Older Adults and Caregivers
This resource includes links to educational brochures, tip sheets, videos, blogs, exercise and physical activity guidebooks, motivational flyers, success stories, and more.
Evidence-Based Falls Prevention Programs
Explore evidence-based programs that have been proven to help older adults reduce their risk and fear of falling.
Infographics and Handouts
View these infographics and handouts to learn how you can reduce your risk of falling and protect your older loved ones from a serious fall.
Watch these brief videos to learn simple steps you can take to prevent falls and the benefits of participating in an evidence-based falls prevention program.