Wisconsin Injury Prevention Program, Preventing Falls - Information for Health Care Providers

Doctor consults with elderly woman regarding medications

Health care providers offer trusted advice and care plans to their patients. For older adults, these should include assessments of fall risk and strategies to prevent falls. The following links provide information on the problem of older adult falls and how you can assist in reducing the problem of older adult falls.

Older adults may need specialized medical services and health information. The National Institute on Aging at NIH published a new version of Talking With Your Older Patient, A Clinician’s Handbook. This handbook offers guidance for communicating with older adults in a way that promotes respect, understanding, and treatment adherence, while making efficient use of clinicians’ time.

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You can also contact your county or tribal aging office.

Last Revised: August 15, 2016