Healthcare Providers

Screening Tools

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed and launched a comprehensive elder falls toolkit for clinicians called Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths & Injuries or STEADI.

The STEADI Tool Kit is based on a simple algorithm (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 (with instructional videos). In addition, there are educational handouts about fall prevention specifically designed for patients and their friends and family.

ALGORITHM FOR FALL RISK ASSESSMENT (pdf)

We hope that the STEADI Tool Kit will help you incorporate fall risk assessment and fall prevention into your clinical practice, and enhance your efforts to help older adults stay healthy and independent.

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 STEADI Materials for Health Care Providers

Tools, tests, falls information, case studies, referral forms, posters: http://www.cdc.gov/steadi/materials.html