Preventing falls at home
Even a minor fall can cause injury. Learn how to avoid them.
As we age, injuries that result from even a minor spill worsen. That’s why we’ve put together this page to share ideas on how to prevent falls and what to do it you should take a fall.
6 Steps to Prevent Falls
Most falls are preventable. Check out this National Council on Aging (NCOA Video) to learn their 6 steps.
Regular physical activity is key to healthy aging. Make it part of your everyday routine to help you live your best life.
Start with a self assessment
We recommend you complete this assessment to see how likely you are to fall. You can also use it as a conversation starter with your doctor. Talk about ways to prevent future falls and near falls. If you’ve had a fall or near fall, make sure to tell your doctor even if you didn’t get injured.
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Make your home safer from falls
Download and use the CDC checklist below to see if you have any hazards or potential hazards that can be adjusted to keep your home safe.
Check for Safety: A Home Fall Prevention Checklist for Older Adults (cdc.gov)
Know what to do if you should fall
Download What to do After a Fall
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