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Fall Prevention Findings

Seniors Face Serious Driving Safety and Mobility Issues

A report by AAA connects mobility issues, older adults at risk for falls with driver safety. The report discussion states: “In this systematic review, we found that fall occurrences in older adults were associated with subsequent motor vehicle crashes.” See https://www.aaafoundation.org/sites/default/files/SeniorsAndFalls.pdf

Can fall prevention occur in primary care?

Here is a description of how  Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) has integrated falls prevention within a primary care setting.  The article covers obstacles that were overcome and how many of their older patients have received falls prevention screenings. Their approach outlined by Dr. Eckstrom is based on the STEADI algorithm and toolkit all […]

Winners of 2016 Morton Kesten Universal Design Competition

USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology Announces Winners of 2016 Morton Kesten Universal Design Competition The annual Morton Kesten Universal Design Competition provides an opportunity to recognize students for their innovative universally-designed spaces and products. This year, first place was awarded to Lamar Pi, San Francisco State University, CA for his modular tray design to support […]

Ventura’s October Fall Prevention Report

  Ventura County Fall Prevention Guidelines & Eligibility The Fall Prevention Program operates under guidelines set by the Elderly Fall Prevention Coalition.  Program guidelines define services offered, eligibility criteria, and how the program works.  The program is only open to individuals age  65 and over, that have a documented fall where 911 is called by […]