Looking to prevent hip fractures? Are you a caregiver who needs help? Here’s a listing of resources.
- National Council on Aging: 6 Steps To Prevent A Fall
- National Council on Aging: Fall Prevention
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Preventing Falls Among Older Adults
- CDC: Hip Fractures Among Older Adults
- CDC: Check for Safety: A Home Fall Prevention Checklist for Older Adults
- CDC: Preventing Falls Among Older Adults
- National Osteoporosis Foundation:Preventing Falls
- SeniorHomes.com: Preventing Falls And Brain Injury
- National Osteoporosis Foundation
- National Institutes of Health: Check Up on Your Bones: Interactive Quiz
Help for Caregivers
Wellness and Physical Health
Aging in Place
- Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs
- Independent Living Design
- Apple Care & Companion
- Dallas County Aging and Disability Resource Center
- Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services
- A Cornell University study showed more than half of low-needs nursing home residents could be living at home if they had adequate support.
The vast majority of hip fractures are the result of a fall, and more than half of all falls happen at home.
Many of these falls could be prevented by making simple changes to the lighting and arrangement of furniture.