Falls Risk Self-assessment
Answer "yes" or "no" to twelve simple statements to determine your risk for falls, then print and take the assessment with you to your doctor or health care professional to discuss your risk factors and how to minimize them.
A Matter of Balance
A Matter of Balance is a community-based intervention designed to help individuals learn to manage their falls risk and increase their activity levels without fear of falling.
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Tai Chi is a centuries-old, mind and body practice that involves fluid, whole-body movements that gently challenge and strengthen balance, mental focus, deep breathing and relaxation. It has been proven to improve balance and reduce falls and may have other health benefits as well.
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Please use the resources below to help tell others in your community about STEADY U Ohio and this website. We would appreciate it if you would contact us to let us know how you are spreading the word that we can prevent falls, one step at a time!
Power Point Presentations
Last updated: October 2016
"Print and Go!" Tip Sheets
Falls Prevention Websites
Ohio Department of Health, Healthy Ohio Program
National Council on Aging, Falls Prevention
National Institutes for Health, SeniorHealth
AgePage: Falls and Fractures (National Institute on Aging)
CDC, Older Adult Falls
Fall Prevention Center of Excellence
Go4Life: Exercises for Endurance, Strength, Balance and Flexibility (National Institute on Aging)
National Safety Council, Older Adult Falls