Agency on Aging

Fall Prevention


Many people think, “It won’t happen to me.” But the truth is that 1 in 4 older adults fall every year in the U.S.   Read more myths about falling.

An Overview of How to Prevent Falls

There are ways to minimize your risk of becoming a statistic. 

Download a list of the six steps.

6 Pasos para Prevenir una Caída 
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Making Your Home Safer

Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older adults and a third of these falls involve hazards at home. Use the following check-list to identify potential hazards and know what to do about them.
Fall Prevention Checklist

P.R.I.D.E. - A Community Resource

Yale's PRIDE program is a Free, Fast, and Easy way to increase an individual's chances of safely remaining in their home.  PRIDE provides fall-risk assessment, a home safety check and connection to community resources. To find out more visit the PRIDE website. 

Are you a caregiver? 

Visit the Caregiver Corner on Care Network Link for ways you can help prepare a safe environment for your family member and tips on how to have a conversation about risk factors.