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AARP

AARP HomeFit Guide

Home Alone AllianceSM, a collaborative from AARP, Family Caregiver Series Videos and Fact Sheets

Preparing Your Home for Safe Mobility(Video) What to do When Someone Falls (Video) Using a Walker or Cane and Navigating Stairs (Video) Moving from a Walker to Shower or Bed (Video) The above resources can be found in Spanish here: https://www.aarp.org/ppi/initiatives/home-alone-alliance/

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The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

Remembering When: Fire and Fall Prevention Program for Older Adults

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American Occupational Therapy Association

Falls Prevention Interdisciplinary Presentation: This toolkit was developed by the American Occupational Therapy Association and the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy, a component of the American Physical Therapy Association, and is intended for any health professional involved in falls prevention to deliver to groups of older adults living in the community.

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UCLA Center for Health Policy Research

Older Californians At Risk for Avoidable Falls Policy Brief: This policy brief examines the growing rate of repeated falls among senior citizens, comparing data from the 2003 and 2007 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS). Repeat Falls Among Older Californians Policy Brief

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VA National Center for Patient Safety

Fall Prevention At Home: Brochure to help you prevent falls at home by offering some things that can be done to lower the risk for falls. Preventing Falls And Fall-Related Injuries: List of things to do to create a safe environment with less risks for falls.

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National Safety Council

Falls in the Home: This site offers a list of articles and resources about falls in the home.

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National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification

National Directory of Home Modification and Repair Programs: Information and comments on home modification activity nationwide with the ability to find information from the state of your choice.

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National Institutes of Health

Balance Problems: This document explains balance problems and offers treatment and research options. Exercise for Older Adults: Provides benefits of exercise, safety, charing progress and frequently asked questions about exercise for older adults. National Resource Center for Safe Aging: This website contains a wealth of falls-related information for public health professionals, with links to many other useful sites. Fall-Proofing Your Home Exercise to Improve Balance Safe Use of Medicines for Older Adults

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National Council on the Aging

 National Falls Prevention Resource Center Falls Prevention Conversation Guide for Caregivers Evidence-Based Falls Prevention Programs Falls Prevention Awareness Day Resources State Falls Prevention Coalitions 2015 Falls Free National Falls Prevention Action Plan Research Review Papers Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Code Flyer for Health Professionals

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Fall Prevention Center of Excellence

The Case for Action on Fall Prevention in California: A fact sheet on the issue of falls in California Catch Yourself: Simple steps to prevent falls: One-sheet document (PDF) that outlines steps to help you “catch yourself” by reducing the risk of falling. (click here for the Spanish Version | Korean Version) Home Modification: An introduction to some everyday situations that pose risks for falls, along with possible solutions. (click here for the Spanish Version | Korean Version) Stats on Falls Among ...

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