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Fall Prevention Resources For Professionals

For Professionals: Identify best practices and evidence-based programs to serve older adults in your profession.  

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American Occupational Therapy Association
This section highlights resources from AOTA for occupational therapy practitioners working with falls prevention as well as provides information for individuals interested in learning more about occupational therapy’s important role with falls prevention.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ​Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths & Injuries (STEADI) materials for health care providers.
Oklahoma State Department of Health​ ​A Timed Up and Go (TUG) test to assess mobility and how to talk about fall prevention with your patients.
Minnesota Falls Prevention Risk factor assessment tools available to providers

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BrightStar Care At BrightStar Care, they take a unique approach to decreasing fall risk by pairing clinical expertise with patient education resources to help and empower families.
Lifetime Arts A free Creative Aging Toolkit for Libraries. The toolkit contains insights, tips, tools, and templates to be used when planning, implementing, and sustaining successful programs.
US Dept of Health & Human Services A Framework for identifying high-impact interventions to promote reductions in late-life disability.
Fall Prevention Center of Excellence A resource to identify best practices in fall prevention and to help communities offer fall prevention programs to older people who are at risk of falling.
OK State Dept of Health The state Health Department offers information about fall prevention, including details about workshops and classes.
Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative OHAI offers classes, training, and events statewide for caregivers.
NewView Oklahoma A company to help promote healthy vision.

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Center for Disease Control and Prevention STEADI information and materials for older adult patients.
National Council on Aging Infographics and handouts to increase public awareness and educate older adults, caregivers, and professionals about the risks of falls and how to prevent falls.
NorthBay Knowing about the impact and causes of falls will help prevent falls from occurring.

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American Family Physician Research article with graphs of Falls in the Elderly.
​Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ​Important facts about falls.
Oklahoma State Department of Health​ ​A power point presentation on Fall Prevention Strategies for Older Adults.

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Mariposa Training An article addressing how to reduce falls in a long-term care facility.
Travelers Insurance ​Preventing slips, trips, and falls in the workplace.

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Alliance for Aging Research The Alliance for Aging Research is a nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the pace of scientific discoveries and their application to vastly improve the universal human experience of aging and health.
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.
OK State Dept of Health/Long Term Care Services The Long Term Care Service of Protective Health Services oversees the health and safety of residents living in licensed long-term care facilities.
US Dept of Veterans Affairs Long Term Care includes a wide range of services, such as help with everyday tasks and support for managing an illness.

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US Department Of Health And Human Services Surgeon General’s Call To Action To Improve The Health And Wellness Of Person’s With Disabilities

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OUHSC - Oklahoma Geriatric Education Center The OU Colleg of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Ohio State University - Wexner Medical Center The OSU Center for Continuing Medical Education offers CME credit for Fall Prevention in Older Adults.
​Fall Prevention Center of Excellence ​This database is offered to assist professionals in finding continuing education opportunities.

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2015 White House Conference on Aging The 2015 PDF report covering the topics of the conference, including fall prevention.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention Resources and information on older adult falls, including facts, costs, and programs.
National Council on Aging           NCOA’s National Falls Prevention Resource Center supports the implementation of evidence-based falls prevention programs and serves as a national clearinghouse of tools and best practices.
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