Friday, January 16, 2015

Preventing Falls in Older Adults

"Preventing Falls - New York State Dept of Health & Broome County Health Dept" was created by New York State Older Adult Fall Prevention Program. This video highlights their implementation of proven programs that save money and keep older adults safe, secure, and independent, by educating physicians to assess fall risk in older patients and refer them to proven programs to help them reduce their risk. Today 170+ physicians across 17 practices within New York's United Health Services assess older adult patients for fall risk using the STEADI toolkit and refer them to proven community programs, such as Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance and Stepping On, to help them reduce their risk of falling and to lead a longer, healthier life.

For more information using the STEADI toolkit in Colorado visit the Clinical Integration website or contact Aerin LaCerte at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.