If you or a loved one has had a fall or is worried about falling:

  1. Work with your primary care physician or geriatrician to discover the reason for the fall. Falls often have multiple causes—effective fall prevention means understanding the risk factors faced by you or your loved one and addressing those risk factors. You can find more information about this from the CDC.
  2. Contact us at peplab@wustl.edu to receive a Home Safety Self Assessment (HSSAT) packet. The packet includes information about home hazards as well as fall prevention resources like those available from OASIS.

Additional Resources

Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Older adult fall prevention

National Council on Aging: Falls free checkup

National Council on Aging: Falls prevention

National Directory of Home Modification and Repair Resources

National Institute on Aging: Prevent falls and fractures