Falls Prevention Resources

Falls Prevention Awareness Day (FPAD) occurs this year on September 22, the first day of fall. This day is an opportunity for therapists to raise awareness among the older populations in their community about the dangers of fall-related injuries and how to prevent them. The National Council on Aging (NCOA) and national therapy organizations have collected helpful educational resources therapists may provide to patients and caregivers:

The month of September is a timely opportunity to focus on an issue that, according to the NCOA, affects one-third of Americans aged 65 years or older. Participate on social media, read and share your own tips using the official hashtag, #FPAD2016.



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