Tag Archives: Fall Prevention


July 2016
Health Benefits of Swimming for All
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities, Alzheimer's Disease, Arthritis, Chronic Disease Self-Management, Fall Prevention, Physical Activity
Format: Website

This resource provides information on the health benefits of swimming for people of all ages. It also shares the benefits of swimming for those with arthritis, chronic pain, Alzheimer’s disease, and more.

August 2015
2015 Falls Free® National Falls Prevention Action Plan
Tags: Fall Prevention
Format: PDF

This updated plan builds on the original Falls Free® National Action Plan, released in 2005, and is the product of key recommendations and strategies collected during the Falls Prevention Summit, a White House Conference on Aging event held in April 2015. Source: ncoa.org

May 2015
Preventing Falls: A Guide to Implementing Effective Community-Based Fall Prevention Programs
Tags: Fall Prevention
Format: PDF

“This “how-to” guide is designed for community-based organizations who are interested in implementing their own evidence-based fall prevention programs. This guide is designed to be a practical and useful tool, and it provides guidelines on program planning, development, implementation, and evaluation.” Source: CDC

May 2015
Compendium of Effective Fall Interventions: What Works for Community-Dwelling Older Adults, 3rd Edition
Tags: Fall Prevention
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“This 3rd edition of the Compendium describes single interventions (15 exercise interventions, 4 home modification interventions, and 10 clinical interventions) and 12 multifaceted interventions (which address multiple risk factors). Each intervention is presented using a standardized format that includes a short summary and additional implementation details” Source: CDC

April 2015
Issue Brief: Funding for Elder Falls Prevention
Tags: Fall Prevention, Funding
Format: PDF

“The nation is spending over $30 billion annually on direct medical costs arising from elder falls. This Issue Brief outlines the problem, presents research on significant returns on investment and reductions in falls among prevention interventions, and calls for providing $10 million for elder falls prevention from the Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF) in FY 2016, as the Senate Appropriations Committee recommended for FY12, FY13, and FY14.” – National Council on Aging

September 2014
September 2014
Home Accommodation Cost Guide for People with Physical Disabilities
Tags: Disabilities, Fall Prevention, Home Care and Care Transitions, Housing
Format: Website

This guide outlines disability accommodation costs, providing information on ramps, doorways, stairs, kitchen and bathroom accommodations. Source: HomeAdvisor.com

September 2014
Seniors’ Guide to Aging at Home Safely and with Dignity
Tags: Emergency Preparedness, Fall Prevention, Finances, Fraud Prevention
Format: Website

Source: MortgageCalculator.org

The Guide to Aging at Home Safely and with Dignity provides information on fall prevention, home safety, fraud prevention, costs to consider, and information for family members.

April 2014
Preventing Falls in Older Adults – Research Guide
Tags: Fall Prevention, Massachusetts
Format: PDF

Source: Hebrew SeniorLife

The purpose of the Preventing Falls Guide is to provide evidence-based information for older adults, family members and health care providers for seniors in the area of falls prevention.