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Our favorite fall prevention resources

Dorothy and John King, PT, Physical Therapist at All Care Home Health

Dorothy and John King, PT, Physical Therapist

Every year one-third of Americans aged 65+ falls. There are many causes and risk factors of falls in older adults such as balance, lack of strength and/or gait. Click the links below in order to learn more about fall prevention techniques.

  1. The National Council on Aging has a brief animated video to help you learn more about falls.
  2. Read this guide for fall proofing your home from the National Institute for Health shares
  3. The National Resource Center for Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases shares recommended Calcium and Vitamin D intakes to keep your bones strong.
  4. The Fall Prevention Center of Excellence’s website offers more links for fall prevention services from a variety of sources.

These resources can help inform you about fall risks and prevention, but if you find you need help improving balance, gaining strength or improving your gait, then All Care Home Health’s Physical Therapists can help.

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