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Preventing Injury from Falls

Massachusetts Department of Health and Human Services
This website provides fall prevention tips for older adults, babies and young children, as well as links to useful resources. 

 

 

Check It Out!

Temple University
Scroll down to Appendix C to find an in-home safety check guide developed through The Fall Prevention Project at Temple University. It is geared towards older adults and provides a handy check list of things you can do to reduce your risk of falling. It is available in several languages.

 

 

Preventing Falls

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
The AAOS provides information and resources on reducing risk factors for falls, including simple safety modifications you can make at home. Scroll down to "Falls" category for a list of topics.

 

 

Preventing Falls Among Seniors

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control
This website offers numerous tips for lowering seniors' risk of falling.

 

 

Fall Prevention Information for Individuals and Family

Fall Prevention Center of Excellence
This section of StopFalls.Org offers many tools, website links and articles to help prevent serious injuries among seniors due to falls in the home and the community.

 

 

Age Page: Falls and Fractures

National Institute on Aging
This website offers personal and home safety tips for seniors to reduce their risk of falling.

 

 

Falls and Older Adults

National Institute on Aging
This website provides information about falls, causes and risk factors, prevention, FAQs and helpful videos.

 

 

Preventing Serious Falls: Tips for Older Adults and Their Loved Ones

The American Geriatrics Society's Foundation for Health in Aging (FHA)
If you're an older adult, the FHA offers a  a tip sheet of recommendations to lower your risk of falling.