“What Will One of Every Three Seniors Suffer This Year?”
Fact about falls in older persons and an online directory of senior care pharmacists across the U.S. and Canada.
U.S. Fall Prevention Programs for Seniors
A comprehensive PDF about fall prevention programs for seniors from the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.
Remembering WhenTM: Fire and Fall Prevention for Older Adults(Spanish Version)
Powerpoint presentation with photos and artwork detailing and illustrating step to prevent falls in the home. (PPT)
Recruiting and Retaining Effective Instructors for Physical Activity Programs
This brief focuses on the challenge of recruiting and retaining qualified physical activity instructors for older adults.
Designing Safe and Effective Physical Activity
Provides a brief overview of the health benefits of physical activity, best practices in programming, and guidelines and recommendations regarding physical activity for older adults developed by a coalition of national organizations led by the American College of Sports Medicine.
Best Practices in Physical Activity
Outlines the importance of physical activity in fall prevention.
Balance Assessment Handbook
This tool helps assess balance and should be used in conjunction with the Balance Assessment Video.
A Tool Kit To Prevent Senior Falls
Fact sheets, graphs, and brochures about falls and fall prevention for older adults designed for fall prevention programs.
Started in September 2004, this foundation launched a statewide Fall Prevention Initiative in the state of California to help with risk assessment, exercise and environmental modifications for fall prevention.
Tai Chi: A New Look At An Old Exercise
Find out more about Tai chi, which is most popular with older adults who seek low impact exercise. Exercise is a key element in fall prevention.
Fear of Falling: It’s A Matter of Balance
This video includes interviews with a group of elders on common thoughts and fears about physical activity that lead to inactivity. The seniors discuss challenges they faced in recovering and maintaining their functional independence.
Fall Prevention and Management Aid
This aid is intended to prompt clinical staff to consider a systematic assessment for determining patients’ risk for falling and to recommend interventions. (DOC).
Balance and Mobility Specialist Instructor Certificate
This program is designed to provide physical activity instructors and health care professionals with the knowledge and practical skills necessary to develop and implement fall risk reduction programs in their communities.