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Utah falls prevention alliance logoThe Utah Falls Prevention Alliance was formed in May 2017. The group is composed of diverse stakeholders dedicated to reducing falls and fall injuries in Utah's older adult population. We work to increase public awareness of the steps older adults and their families can take to prevent falls. The Alliance builds connections between our healthcare providers, Emergency Medical Services, and health insurers to improve coordination of care. 

 


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Balance and Exercise

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Home Safety

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Medication Management

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Outdoor Safety

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Getting In and Out of Cars

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How to Get Up From a Fall

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Current Trends and Topics

Falls Prevention: National, State and Local Solutions to Better Support Seniors

Special Committee on Aging, United States Senate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posthospital Fall injuries 30-Day readmissions in Adults 65 Years and Older

This cohort study using Hospital Cost and Utilization Project data from 8.3 million Medicare beneficiaries found that fall-related injuries ranked as high as the third-leading readmission diagnosis, depending on the type of initial hospitalization.

 

 

 

 

 

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Effect of a Home-Based Exercise Program on Subsequent Falls Among Community-Dwelling High-Risk Older Adults After a Fall

In this randomized clinical trial that included 344 older adults receiving geriatrician-led care at a fall prevention clinic, a home-based strength and balance retraining exercise program significantly reduced subsequent falls compared with usual care only (1.4 vs 2.1 falls per person-year).

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Simple Ways to Prevent Falls in Older Adults

As we age, the risk of falling increases and becomes increasingly perilous. A fall can be a real health setback for a frail, elderly person. And, more older adults are dying from falls today than 20 years ago. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TUG Report

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woman helping a senior citizenFalls are the leading cause of injury-related death and hospitalizations in Utahns age 65 and older. Consequences from a fall can severely limit one’s ability to live independently. Older adults who fall once are twice as likely as their peers to fall again. Despite these statistics, falls do not need to be an inevitable part of aging.

Research has shown that many falls can be prevented. Three major strategies to reduce fall risks are keeping your home safe, managing your medication, and performing regular strength and balance exercises. The section below provides ideas for individuals, family members, and caregivers to address major fall risks and safety tips for moving about outside the home. There are also links to helpful tools that assist getting in and out of cars and and instructions for getting up after a fall.

 


Resources in Your Area - What You Can Do


 

Resources for Individuals and Families


Take a Fall Prevention Class

Sign Up (select Stepping On under "Explore Workshops")

Sign up (select "Stepping On" in the Search box under Register for a Program; filter options by zip code and miles)

sign up  (select "Tai Chi for Arthritis" in the Search box under Register for a Program; filter options by zip code and miles)

 


Falls Prevention Alliance Partners


 

 

AARP logo
davis county health
disabled rights action committee
five county area agency on aging
 gold cross ambulance
 health choice Utah
 health insight
 intermountain health care trauma center
 coalition for peole with disabilites
 molina health care
 mountainland aging 2020
 optum
 roads to independance
 salt lake county aging and adult services
 san juan county
 select health
 tooele county
 health plans
 utah academy of family physicians
 utah association of home care
 UCOA
 utah occupational therapy
 falls free utah
 aging and adult services
 UHIN
 utah hospital association
 utah nurses association
 utah pharmacy association
 utah physical therapy association
 weber human services
 valeo home health hospice
 jordan velley medical center

 


 

Last Updated: 5/12/20