Every year, one in three Americans aged 65+ falls; Review the FREE US Dept of Labor – Fall Prevention Course
Every year, one in three Americans aged 65+ falls — and that risk rises with age. Falls can lead to injury, hospitalization, loss of independence, and even death.
Falls are costly — to quality of life and to our health care system. Each year, we spend $19 billion on medical care related to falls. And that's not counting family caregiving, home care, loss of productivity, and remodeling to make a senior's home safer.
This Fall Prevention Course was funded by the U.S. Department of Labor Education and Training Administration.
Cover, Table of Contents, Introduction (pdf 180 KB)
- Session 1: Recognizing Risk Factors for Falling
Five activities plus ten handouts (pdf 777 KB)
- Session 2: Enhancing Skills to Address Risk Factors
Seven activities plus nine handouts (pdf 341 KB)
- Appendix A
Session 1 Review: Game Materials (pdf 112 KB)
- Appendix B
Pre/Post-Tests: Sessions 1 and 2 (pdf 63 KB)
- Appendix C
Workshop Evaluation Form (pdf 1.2 MB)
- Appendix D
Simulation Scenarios (pdf 88 KB)
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