Did you know that one out of three people 65 and older fall each year?
Ohio Healthcare Providers - Request Your Complimentary STEADI Toolkit!
The Ohio Department of Health is pleased to offer printed copies of the complete STEADI Toolkit for healthcare providers in Ohio. For a free copy of the toolkit please submit your name, address, provider type, email address and phone number to: HealthyOhio@odh.ohio.gov.
Healthcare providers play a critical role in the prevention of falls. Integration of simple screenings into your practice can help identify patients at risk for falls such as those with lower body weakness, difficulties with gait and balance, postural hypotension, medication use, vision problems and home hazards. By addressing these risk factors or referring patients to community programs or specialists who can, healthcare providers can significantly reduce their patients’ chances of falling and suffering serious, life-changing injuries such as hip fractures.
The Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths & Injuries (STEADI) Toolkit is a suite of materials created by CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. It is a provider resource adapted from the American and British Geriatric Societies’ Clinical Practice Guideline. It includes basic information about falls, case studies, conversation starters and standardized gait and balance assessment tests.
Make Fall Prevention Part of Your Practice
- STEADI Overview
- Triage Your Patients Based on Fall Risk
- Have Your Patients Check Their Risk of Falling (English) (Spanish)
- Prevent Falls in Older Patients, Provider Pocket Guide
- Integrate Fall Prevention into Your Practice
- Talk About Fall Prevention with Your Patients
- Lessons Learned with STEADI Implementation
STEADI Training Resources
Learn more about how the STEADI resources can be used in clinical practice to assess, treat and refer older adult patients based on their fall risk.
For more information on falls among older adults, please contact:
Violence and Injury Prevention Section
246 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215