This program from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) aims to help prevent falls. It educates individuals and healthcare professionals about screening for and preventing falls, accidents, and injuries that can lead to death in older adults. There are many options to choose from for information on preventing falls, including SAFE:
- Screen for medications that could increase falls, injury, accidents;
- Assess for the best treatment for the individual’s active health conditions;
- Formulate an action plan to optimize treatment; and
- Educate the individual and caregiver on medication changes and reduce falls, accidents, and injuries.