- Information about “best practices”
- Education for Healthcare Providers
- Referral resources for Professionals
Coalition Resource Guides
The guides below contain resources in a printable format for quick reference to some of the services offered for falls prevention through our WNC Fall Prevention Coalition. They are handed out at Building Better Balance (BBB) Screenings, to physicians in the Primary Care Fall Prevention Practice Improvement program, at Matter of Balance workshops, and distributed at sites that promote fall prevention practices.
- BBB – Buncombe Community Resources
- BBB – Haywood Community Resources
- BBB – Henderson Community Resources
- BBB – Madison Community Resources
- BBB – Transylvania Community Resources
Activities for Mind Body and Soul – Keeping an older adult’s mind, body and social life active can prevent or even reverse frailty, and family caregivers assisting seniors are in a unique position to help them figure out what activities will work best. From CaregiverStress.com
Cost of Falls Among Older Adults – In 2010, falls among older adults cost the U.S. health care system $30 billion in direct medical costs, when adjusted for inflation. 1 With the population aging, both the number of falls and the costs to treat fall injuries are likely to increase. From Centers of Disease Control and Prevention
Exercise for Older Adults – Like most people, you’ve probably heard that physical activity and exercise are good for you. In fact, being physically active on a regular basis is one of the healthiest things you can do for yourself. Studies have shown that exercise provides many health benefits and that older adults can gain a lot by staying physically active. From National Institute of Health
Fall and Fractures – A simple thing can change your life—like tripping on a rug or slipping on a wet floor. If you fall, you could break a bone, like thousands of older men and women do each year. A broken bone might not sound awful. But, for older people, a break can be the start of more serious problems. From National Institute on Aging
Falls and Older Adults – View the following videos: Be Physically Active, Home Safety Tips, and Have Your Medicines Reviewed. From National Institute of Health
Go4Life – an exercise and physical activity campaign from the National Institute on Aging at NIH, is designed to help you fit exercise and physical activity into your daily life.
Home and Recreational Safety – Resources on home fall prevention and what you can do to prevent falls. From Centers of Disease Control and Prevention
Older Adults in North Carolina – Research everything from A to Z, look up services, find help through Hotlines, view Fact Sheets, become and advocate, or get links to Divisions serving older adults. From the NC Department of Health and Human Services
Remembering When – A Fire and Fall Prevention Program for Older Adults, was developed by National Fire Protection Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help older adults live safely at home for as long as possible.
Talking to You Doctor – A Guide for Older People – How well you and your doctor talk to each other is one of the most important parts of getting good health care. But, talking to your doctor isn’t always easy. It takes time and effort on your part as well as your doctor’s.