The American Automobile Association (AAA) has released an infographic highlighting the link between older adult falls and driving safety. http://newsroom.aaa.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Seniors-and-Falls-Info-Graphic.jpg
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
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 […]
ER Visits Linked To Falls Spike Among California Seniors By Anna Gorman February 15, 2017 Reprinted from California Health Line and the California Health Care Foundation The number of California seniors who land in emergency rooms after falling has risen sharply in recent years, as their population grows and they live longer with more chronic […]
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 […]
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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 […]
Dana Greenia and colleagues recently presented a poster titled “90 Year Olds are Less Likely to Fall if they were Physically Active Two Decades Earlier: The 90+ Study” Looking at data from over 1500 subjects the research team investigated whether physical activity at ages 60s to 70s is associated with risk of falling at age […]