Senior Lifestyle & Injury Prevention Program (SLIP)
SLIP Program PowerPoint
- Right Road
- Balance Your Life
Fall Prevention Program Guides
- Stepping On
Stepping On is an evidence based fall prevention program offering community based, small group multifaceted training. CDC support established upwards of 50% reduction in falls. Training and train the trainer resources available from the Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging.
- Tai Chi for Arthritis
Tai Chi for Arthritis: Dr. Paul Lam tai chi specialist established a program to provide focused tai chi training to improve balance, reduce pain and prevent falls. CDC has established effectiveness of the program in reducing falls.
Otago: Evidence based fall prevention program. Developed in New Zealand. 8 week program focusing on exercise, balance and strengthening practice. Training programs regionally and now supported with online modules.
- Matter of Balance
- ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation
- STEADI Materials for Health Care Providers
As a health care provider, you are already aware that falls are a serious threat to the health and wellbeing of your older patients. You play an important role in caring for older adults and you can help reduce these devastating injuries. The STEADI Tool Kit contains resources and tools that will help make fall prevention an integral part of your clinical practice. STEADI materials can be used to assess, treat, and refer older adult patients based on their fall risk. Educational materials specifically designed for older adults and their friends and family are also included (CDC, 2016)
- STEADI Materials for Your Older Adult Patient
Falls affect us all—whether personally or someone we love or care about. Every second of every day an older adult falls. In 2014 alone, more than one in four older adults reported falling and more than 27,000 older adults died as a result of falls—that’s 74 older adults every day. There are simple steps you can take to prevent falls and decrease falls risks. CDC has developed the STEADI (Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths & Injuries) initiative which includes educational materials and tools to improve fall prevention
- Elder Abuse – Administration on Aging
- Preventing Falls: A Guide to Implementing Effective Community - Based Fall Prevention Program (CDC publication, 2015)
- CDC Compendium of Effective Fall Interventions: What Works for Community - Dwelling Older Adults, 3rd Edition (CDC Publication, 2015)
- Safe Route Program
- Pedestrian Safety Tip Sheets
- Vision Zero: New York City pedestrian safety. Resource guides available. Focuses on pedestrians, driver safety and street design and redesign targeting at risk areas.
- Safe Mobility for Life Coalition - Driving safety self-assessment tools
- CarFit Program
CarFit program: Educational program for older adults providing education on the proper “fit” for particpants in their car to ensure safety. In addition the program focuses on increasing participant mobility in the community and matching resources to increase their personal driving safety.
- AARP Programs
AARP programs: Many program options offered for distracted driving awareness, driving safety for the older adult and strategies to improve defensive driving skills.
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTAS): Promoting Older Driver Safety
Getting older does not necessarily mean a person's driving days are over. But it is important to plan ahead and take steps to ensure the safety of your loved ones on the road. NHTSA offers free materials to help you learn more about how to recognize and discuss changes in your older loved one's driving
- The America Geriatric Society: Clinician’s Guide to Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers 3rd Edition
- American Automotive Association (AAA): Senior Driving Web Site
- Drivers 65 Plus: Check Your Performance
A Self-Rating Tool with Facts and Suggestions for Safe Driving
- The Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists
Provides national search tools to find equipment and training nationwide
- Roadwise Review online
Screening program to assist in educating public about the changes that occur with aging that affect safety behind the wheel
- University of Florida: Fitness-to-Drive Screening Measure On-line
- The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute and the UM Drive-Ability Program