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.
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: April 2015
"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
10 Million Steps to Prevent Falls!"
On Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, National Falls Prevention Awareness Day, organizations and individuals all over the state helped us take "10 Million Steps to Prevent Falls!"
Fifty-seven organizations and more than 4,400 Ohioans joined us to walk more than 5,300 miles, or more than 13.2 million steps in the name of falls prevention. More importantly, we formed new partnerships within Ohio's communities to help raise awareness of the epidemic of falls and help our elders take important steps to reduce their risk of taking a life-changing tumble. Learn more...
A Matter of Balance
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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STEADY U Ohio Partners
Ohio Government Partners
Become a Partner
Key responsibilities of a STEADY U Partner include:
- Promote STEADY U Ohio to your employees, customers and other stakeholders, and foster a culture of safety and prevention;
- Share news, information and updates about your efforts, programs or services that help older adults prevent falls; and
- Share falls prevention messaging through your existing communications channels and social media.
STEADY U partners receive:
- Your organization's name and link on the STEADY U Ohio website;
- A monthly newsletter exclusively for partners with "cut-and-paste" content to share; and
- Regular and seasonal promotional toolkits.
Add your organization to this list - Contact us today!