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