Fall Prevention Resources for Older Adults and Family Members

You can do much to prevent falls that result in serious injury. Here are some excellent fall prevention resources to assess your risk for falling, and advice that can help you stay on your feet, remain independent and healthy.

Identifying Risks for Falls

What you can do to prevent falls
English (pdf)
Spanish (pdf)

Safe Steps to Fall Prevention
Safe Steps To Fall Prevention (pdf)

Patient’s Guide to Fall Prevention
This brochure provides a guide to help you identify risk factors for falling, including a form to list medicines taken and dosages. Prevention of Falls in Elderly Population (pdf)

Basics of Fall Prevention
This flyer discusses the key components of preventing falls.       Basics of Fall Prevention – English (pdf)
Basics of Fall Prevention – Spanish (pdf)

You Can Prevent Falls Fact Sheet
This fact sheet provides simple information about preventing falls. You Can Prevent Falls: By improving your health (pdf)

Catch Yourself
Safe Steps to Fall Prevention. Catch Yourself – Safe Steps to Fall Prevention – English (pdf)

Contact Us at StopFalls Napa Valley for help with a personalized functional home assessment and modification.

Balance and Mobility/Physical Activity

Balance and Mobility

This fact sheet describes some of the causes of balance and mobility problems. Balance and Mobility – English (pdf)

Physical Activity Programs

Link to Napa Senior Center: http://www.cityofnapa.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1006:senior-activity-center&catid=15:city-departments-and-divisions&Itemid=763

Link to Napa Valley Adult Education fitness classes: http://www.adulted.nvusd.k12.ca.us/cms/page_view?d=x&piid=&vpid=1385226580014

Link to Napa Parks and Recreation: http://www.cityofnapa.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=42&Itemid=63

Link to Napa Valley College schedule of classes: http://www.napavalley.edu/Academics/Schedule/Pages/welcome.aspx

Contact Us at StopFalls Napa Valley for a list of physical activity programs for older adults or to find out how to get an assessment of your gait and balance.

Other Information

StopFalls Napa Valley Brochure

StopFalls Napa Valley Brochure – English (pdf)
StopFalls Napa Valley Brochure – Spanish (pdf)

Link to California Department of Aging: http://www.aging.ca.gov/

Link to the National Council on Aging: http://www.ncoa.org/

Link to the Area Agency on Aging Serving Napa and Solano: http://www.aaans.org/

Link to the Volunteer Center of Napa Valley: http://volunteernapa.org/

Link to Lifeline Medical Alarm Service from St. Helena Hospital: http://affiliates.lifelinesys.com/sthelenahospital/home/