Effective Fall Risk-Reduction Programs

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Falls are the leading cause of unintentional injury deaths and nonfatal injuries among adults aged 65 years and older. In order to address this issue appropriately, effective fall prevention programs must go beyond basic balance exercises. Effective Fall Risk-Reduction Programs identifies the critical components of effective fall risk-reduction programs, describes a comprehensive training framework, and explores key strategies for programmatic and individual success.

Among the topics covered:
  • Fall rates for men and women
  • Falls-a multifactorial geriatric syndrome
  • National fall-prevention strategy
  • Who is the primary fall-risk client
  • Program management

Produced in cooperation with the IDEA Health and Fitness Association.