Falls Prevention

Preventing Injury from Falls

Massachusetts Department of Health and Human Services
This website provides fall prevention tips for older adults, babies and young children, as well as links to useful resources. 

Preventing Falls

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
The AAOS provides information and resources on reducing risk factors for falls, including simple safety modifications you can make at home. Scroll down to "Falls" category for a list of topics.

Preventing Falls Among Seniors

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control
This website offers numerous tips for lowering seniors' risk of falling.

Fall Prevention Information for Individuals and Family

Fall Prevention Center of Excellence
This section of StopFalls.Org offers many tools, website links and articles to help prevent serious injuries among seniors due to falls in the home and the community.

Age Page: Falls and Fractures

National Institute on Aging
This website offers personal and home safety tips for seniors to reduce their risk of falling.

Falls and Older Adults

National Institute on Aging
This website provides information about falls, causes and risk factors, prevention, FAQs and helpful videos.

Preventing Serious Falls: Tips for Older Adults and Their Loved One

Healthin Aging
If you're an older adult, the FHA offers a  a tip sheet of recommendations to lower your risk of falling.

  • NCOA – Falls Prevention Conversation Guide

    Why is falls prevention important? FALLS ARE COMMON Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. 1 in 4 older adults falls each year. Every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall. Every 19 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall. FALLS CAN CAUSE SERIOUS INJURIES Falls result in injuries, such as hip fractures, ...» Full Article