We’re honored to partner with the National Coalition on Aging on a series of resources for family caregivers of older adults. Many caregivers may not realize that 1 in 4 adults over the age of 65 falls every year, injuring themselves and often exacerbating other conditions of aging. Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans; they are costly—in dollars and in quality of life.
Family caregivers and those at-risk for a fall can be partners and participants in falls prevention. The good news is that falling is not a normal part of aging.
Use the resources below to learn more about how caregivers can be partners in avoiding falls. For more information, visit the National Council on Aging’s National Falls Prevention Resource Center.
Take Control of Your Health: You Have the Power to Prevent a Fall!
National Webinar – July 12, 2017
Caregivers as Partners and Recipients of Falls Prevention Efforts:
The Role of State Coalitions
National Webinar – April 25, 2017