Resources on Fall Prevention
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) serves as a National Falls Prevention Resource Center supporting evidence-based fall prevention programs. A description of evidence-based programs that have been proven to help persons reduce their risk of falling is contained in the Resource Center.
The Fall Prevention Center for Excellence, based in California, shares fall prevention information for service providers, individuals and families, and educators.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) contains information about older adult falls, outcomes related to falls and facts on fall-related deaths and injuries.
The National Institute on Health (NIH) has information dedicated to information on “Falls and Older Adults”. It includes information on prevention, risk factors, and what to do if you fall.
The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons has developed guidelines to help seniors prevent falls and a home safety checklist.
The Better Living for Seniors (BLS) Fall Prevention Coalition proudly supports “A Matter of Balance”, an award-winning evidence-based program designed to manage falls, increase activity levels and emphasize practical strategies.
CARES, Inc., a local non-profit, offers health and wellness programs aimed at reducing falls. More information about A Matter of Balance and Tai Chi classes for seniors in Pasco and Pinellas Counties, check their website.
See an award winning video on falls prevention from National Council on Aging here: