Decrease fear of falling and associated restrictions in activity levels among older adults
Each year, more than 1.6 million older U.S. adults go to emergency departments for fall-related injuries. Among older adults, falls are the number one cause of fractures, hospital admissions for trauma, loss of independence, and injury deaths.
Fortunately, falls can be managed with increased awareness, and targeted interventions.
EBLC supports the following programs proven to decrease fear of falling and associated restrictions in activity levels among older adults.
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Adults over 60 concerned about falls
Any community setting
8 2-hr sessions over 4 or 8 weeks
Older adults with a wide range of abilities and conditions, in classes of 25 or less.
Ongoing, 3-1 hr classes/week
Older adults with osteoarthritis
3 times per week for 8 weeks. Each session lasts 90 minutes.