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Fall Prevention Resources For Older Adults, Caregivers, and Family

For Older Adults, Caregivers, and Family: Use our online tools to stay healthy and identify resources in your community.

Company/Organization Description​
AARP A list of articles regarding fall prevention in the home.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Provides information for older adult patients on how to stay independent by preventing falls. The STEADI toolkit is a resource for Professionals, Caregivers, Families, and Individuals.
Fall Prevention Center of Excellence A list of tools to help prevent falls in the home.
Mayo Clinic Simple tips to prevent falls.
​Medical Alert Advice ​Article on preventing falls in an individual or family homem
​Oklahoma State Department of Health ​Home Safety Guide: Preventing Falls
Senior Resources in Oklahoma An alphabetical listing of senior resources and information in the state of Oklahoma.

Company/Organization Description​
AARP Helpful articles on fall prevention.
National Council on Aging Tips and resources to prevent falls.
​WebMD Tips to conquer your fear of falling.​
​Anxiety and Depression Association of America ​Ways to overcome your fear of falling.
​iAdvance Senior Care ​Three steps to conquering the fear of falling.
​Mayo Clinic ​Simple tips to prevent falls.

Company/Organization Description​
Center for Disease Control and Prevention Older Adult Falls
Fall Prevention Center of Excellence Questions to ask your doctor to address your risk factors for falling.
Oklahoma State Department of Health​ ​A guide for those who want to prevent the next fall and preserve independence
​U.S. National Library of Medicine ​Questions to ask your doctor to address your risk factors for falling.

Company/Organization Description​
Aroha Philanthropies Aroha Philanthropies is devoted to the transformative power of the arts and creativity, inspiring vitality in those over 55, joy in children and youth, and humanity in adults with mental illness.
Choctaw Nation Healthy Aging Initiative Providing elder services to improve self-care and independence.
Creative Aging Roster  A free, searchable online directory of professional teaching artists who are qualified to design and deliver instructional arts programs for older adults.
Elders Share the Arts Offers older adults arts programs. All programs are free for older adults to participate in. Programs last between 10 and 24 weeks.
Fall Prevention Center of Excellence  This website provides information and resources on fall prevention, including exercises to help reduce the risk of falls.
National Council on Aging Provides help to meet the challenges of aging.
OK State Dept of Health The state Health Department offers information about fall prevention, including details about workshops and Tai Chi classes.
Ok State Dept of Health A Timed Up and Go (TUG) test to assess mobility, along with a helpful exercise.

Company/Organization Description​
AARP Fall prevention
​Better Health While Aging ​Things to have a doctor check after a fall.
​Interim Healthcare ​An article on what to do if someone falls.

Company/Organization Description​
American Psychological Association An article on coping with stress and anxiety.
ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center Information and resources for caregivers.
Bright Star Home Care & Medical Staffing BrightStar Care of Edmond takes a unique approach to decreasing fall risk by pairing clinical expertise with key patient education resources to help and empower families.
LIFE Senior Services LIFE’s Caregiver Support Services offer the resources essential for reducing the exhaustion and stress associated with family caregiving.
National Council on Aging ​ Conversation guide for caregivers for fall prevention
OK Dept of Human Services/Aging Services The Aging Services Division (ASD) helps develop systems that support independence and help protect the quality of life for older persons as well as promotes citizen involvement in planning and delivering services.
OK Long-Term Care Ombudsman The Ombudsman Program serves residents in Oklahoma’s long-term care facilities, including nursing homes, assisted living and similar adult care homes. An ombudsman helps improve the quality of life and the quality of care available to long-term care facility residents.
Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative OHAI offers classes, training, and events for caregivers statewide. For more information, call (855) 227-5928 or (405) 271-2290.
Strategies for Long-Distance Caregivers​ ​Published by Simmons University School of Nursing and Health Sciences. The resource reviews the challenges of caregiving from a distance, how to build relationships with providers remotely, advice for taking care of oneself, and provides additional resources for support.
National Council on Aging​ ​National falls prevention resource center.
​Fall Prevention Center of Excellence ​A resource that identifies best practices in fall prevention with links to educational resources.
Senior Info Line
1-800-211-2116
This toll-free statewide telephone number links older Oklahomans and their caregivers to information and assistance at the local level.
​Senior Safety Reviews ​This link will take you to the Senior Safety Reviews page that compares different companies that provide medical alert systems.
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